Valencian Language Tag registration request

Kent Karlsson kent.karlsson14 at
Wed Jun 17 11:04:22 CEST 2009

Den 2009-06-17 04.04, skrev "Doug Ewell" <doug at>:

> The ISO 639 RAs have assigned two names to this language -- "Catalan;
Valencian" -- an approach they have taken with other languages as well,
including Spanish and Dutch.  That should be sufficient.

Which brings us to the question what 'vls' (included in the
registry update that soon, hopefully, will be approved) stands for.

Type: language
Subtag: vls
Description: Vlaams

Type: language
Subtag: nl
Description: Dutch
Description: Flemish

Note that "Vlaams" is the Dutch word for "Flemish". There
*may* be a linguistic distinction to be made (such as
West Flemish (West-Vlaams) vs. East Flemish (Oost-Vlaams)).
But that is far from clear from the ISO 639-3 descriptions.

I'm not suggesting that ietf-languages debates this, it is
an issue for the ISO 639-3 registration authority.

    /kent k

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