PROPOSAL: Remove Deprecation on "sh" in the IANA subtag registry
doug at ewellic.org
Thu Aug 13 03:43:38 CEST 2009
"Phillips, Addison" <addison at amazon dot com> wrote:
> Mark is proposing to remove the Deprecated field since we don?t
> provide one for any other macrolanguage and since the RFC-to-be
> deprecates the use of macrolanguages in general. It isn?t like people
> tagging Serbian or Croatian are going to be confused, I think.
See, now we're back to the macrolanguage argument. I don't understand
what "Scope: macrolanguage" has to do with whether a subtag can be
deprecated or not. It's not as if there are extlangs under 'sh'.
Somebody please enlighten me.
> We can, of course, include a comment in the registry record explaining
> things in this special case. Perhaps:
> Type: language
> Subtag: sh
> Description: Serbo-Croatian
> Added: 2005-10-16
> Scope: macrolanguage
> Comment: For most modern uses, the subtags for languages enclosed by
> this macrolanguage
> are usually preferred, cf. ?sr? (Serbian), ?hr? (Croatian), ?bs?
Comments: sr, hr, bs are preferred for most modern uses
unless the goal is to force users of the Registry to go back to ISO
639-3 and learn what it means to be enclosed by a macrolanguage.
Doug Ewell * Thornton, Colorado, USA * RFC 4645 * UTN #14
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