Anomaly in upcoming registry

Randy Presuhn randy_presuhn at
Mon Jul 13 08:50:39 CEST 2009

Hi -

Discussion of re-chartering the ltru working group belongs on
the ltru at mailing list, not here.  This is the time
for such discussions.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gerard Meijssen" <gerard.meijssen at>
To: "Doug Ewell" <doug at>
Cc: <ietf-languages at>
Sent: Sunday, July 12, 2009 11:28 PM
Subject: Re: Anomaly in upcoming registry

With all due respect for the diligence of the process but when you consider
the length of time it took, the ISO-639-6 will make this same process
impossible because of the amount of data involved. When this process only
starts when the publication is imminent, it will take maybe at least a
decade based on the number of new entries that ISO 639-6 will bring. That
means imho that for ISO-639-6 we will have to rethink the process. We do
have room before the publication of the new standard.. it could be seen as
pre-emptive involvement because of the huge amount of data involved.

2009/7/13 Doug Ewell <doug at>

> Randy Presuhn <randy underscore presuhn at mindspring dot com> wrote:
> > There's no way that I'd be willing to start another round of ltru
> > revsions to make the handling of such a hypothetical any clearer.  At
> > some point folks need to realize that the BCP is not an algorithm for
> > execution by finite state automata.  It gives guidelines to humans
> > who, one would hope, are capable of exercising a bit of common sense.
> I would hope it's blindingly obvious to Randy and everyone else that I
> agree with this statement.  I would not want to start another round of
> LTRU revisions for almost any reason.
> Every so often we talk about adding ISO 639-6 support, which would be a
> good enough reason, but only if (a) the draft and data were fully
> available for WG review, (b) ISO publication appeared imminent, and (c)
> the WG had some hope of agreeing where to put the subtags
> architecturally.
> --
> Doug Ewell  *  Thornton, Colorado, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14
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