Proposal to remove Preferred-Value field for region YU in LTRU
cowan at ccil.org
Fri Mar 6 18:22:08 CET 2009
CE Whitehead scripsit:
> (I had gotten the impression that ietf was not interested in any
> historic names other than those which got deprecated during the lifetime
> of ietf
More precisely: since March 1995, the promulgation date of RFC 1776,
which is the original language-tag RFC.
> I thought that instead variant subtags were registered
> to identify language varieties associated with ancient countries
Region subtags, as I have said, are just a special case of variant
subtags. We use them because we always have, because we can, and because
> . . . ??where are the codes that Gerard mentions for countries from
> 1815 to the present--I only see ISO 3166
Since the AFNOR standard is abandoned, we aren't likely to use it.
In any case, its 4-letter codes conflict with script codes.
If you understand, John Cowan
things are just as they are; http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
if you do not understand, cowan at ccil.org
things are just as they are.
More information about the Ietf-languages