Indonesian and extlang...

John Cowan cowan at
Fri Jan 1 02:46:27 CET 2010

Doug Ewell scripsit:

> In the (many times repeated) production of the RFC 5645 Registry,
> only newly created language subtags were considered as candidates
> for extlangs.  Existing language subtags were not examined as part of
> this process.

Almost.  Minangkabau is part of 639-2, and was added in 2005, but it
has an extlang tag.  However, the case against ms-ind for me is that
Indonesian shouldn't be 'id' in one context and 'ind' in another.

Don't be so humble.  You're not that great.             John Cowan
        --Golda Meir                                    cowan at

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