PROPOSAL: Remove Deprecation on "sh" in the IANA subtag registry

Peter Constable petercon at
Thu Aug 13 08:43:57 CEST 2009

No matter if _we_ think there's an issue in ISO 639, the alpha-2 and alpha-3 code sets are distinct enough that this does feel to JAC members like an issue. Addison's assessment in this regard is correct.

I will repeat what I said several weeks: if it makes sense to us that, in the LSTR, sh not be deprecated, then we should decide what is right for the LSTR, regardless of what the ISO 639 JAC thinks is right for ISO 639.


From: ietf-languages-bounces at [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at] On Behalf Of Kent Karlsson
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 11:33 PM
To: Phillips, Addison; CE Whitehead; ietf-languages at
Subject: Re: PROPOSAL: Remove Deprecation on "sh" in the IANA subtag registry

Den 2009-08-12 18.04, skrev "Phillips, Addison" <addison at>:
ISO 639 isn't going to resolve the issue because they don't have one.

Well, I think they do have an issue, hbs isn't deprecated while the equivalent sh is.

Anyhow, I support removing the Deprecated field for the sh subtag in LSR since
the equivalent hbs isn't deprecated in the ISO 639-3 registry.

    /kent k
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