Last call: Latvian (and Bontok) extlang subtags
cowan at ccil.org
Mon Feb 8 01:00:23 CET 2010
Michael Everson scripsit:
> > (1) Whether two new extended language subtags shall be created for
> > Latgalian ("lv-ltg") and Standard Latvian ("lv-lvs"), which are new
> > ISO 639-3 code elements encompassed by Latvian ('lav'), recently
> > reclassified as a macrolanguage, and
> I do not like this new "lav", I really do not. However, I approve the
> two extended subtags.
"lav" will not be a legal subtag, because "lv" is available, so that's
not an issue.
> > (2) Whether three new extended language subtags shall be created for
> > Northern Bontok ("bnc-rbk"), Central Bontok ("bnc-lbk"), and
> > Southwestern Bontok ("bnc-vbk"), which are new ISO 639-3 code
> > elements encompassed by Bontok ('bnc'), recently reclassified as a
> > macrolanguage and renamed from "Central Bontoc."
> Logically I must also approve this.
Not really. Historically we have only approved extlang subtags for use
with primary language subtags in wide use: "lv" is in wide use, but
"bnc" is not.
As I said before, I'd prefer to se "lv-ltg" and "lv-lvs" available,
but not "bnc-*".
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
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