Suggestion: registration of variant subtags for Aluku, Ndyuka, and Pamaka (Suriname/French Guiana English-based Creoles)

Phillips, Addison addison at
Wed Jan 28 04:15:22 CET 2009

(I assume M. Lang wants NM because MN is taken but I think we only register region codes when a UN M.49 code becomes available with no ISO 3166 code??? or else when a 3166-1 code is created with no corresponding UN M.49 code???  Both seem like odd situations???  Someone please clarify this discussion for me; I thought we only registered variants, but it seems that the language subtag reviewer can also, in some unusual circumstances, register region codes??)
We register only ISO 3166-1 and UN M.49 codes as region subtags. If and when the designation/official organization/name for a country changes, both standards usually react fairly quickly. There is no point in trying to anticipate them.

Back to the variants:  I'm fine with waiting till till  RFC 4646 is published before considering M. Vaillant's variants; (Sorry; I thought that discussion
Recte: 4646bis.
was o.k. since we had discussed "erzgeb" while waiting for a successor of RFC 4646 ; see but of course, there will -- hopefully-- not be that long a wait for RFC 4646 & it makes sense to wait!)
Please note: ‘erzgeb’ modified an *existing* language subtag. These proposals modify subtags that themselves cannot be registered until 4646bis is official.


Addison Phillips
Globalization Architect -- Lab126

Internationalization is not a feature.
It is an architecture.

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