A stake in the ground
Mark Davis ☕
mark at macchiato.com
Sat Dec 5 03:20:19 CET 2009
On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 17:15, Randy Presuhn <randy_presuhn at mindspring.com>wrote:
> Hi -
> > From: "John Cowan" <cowan at ccil.org>
> > To: <ietf-languages at iana.org>
> > Sent: Friday, December 04, 2009 4:52 PM
> > Subject: A stake in the ground
> > In my view, none of the candidates for change to macrolanguage status
> > should be usable as prefixes in extlang records.
> BCP 47 doesn't preclude such usage. It would, however, require
> such changes to be carefully coordinated so that the "all or none"
> conditions are met. Because ltru decided that some, but by no means
> all, macrolanguages were of potential utility as prefeixes in extlang
> records, this group is left evaluating these on a case-by-case basis.
> As in the case of ltru, "legacy" practices will need to be a significant
> consideration. And yes, I think questions like Michael's regarding
> the actual extent of such usage are very relevant.
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