Indonesian and extlang...
doug at ewellic.org
Fri Jan 1 05:43:36 CET 2010
>> Almost. Minangkabau is part of 639-2, and was added in 2005, but it
>> has an extlang tag.
> Hmm. That would be a mistake on my part in putting together 5645.
> I'll have to figure out what went wrong. Possibly I skipped over it
> because of the infamous "zh-min" problem.
Nope, it wasn't that. Although my program that merged ISO 639-3 code
elements into the Registry did skip over the two-letter subtags, like
'id', it missed the rule about not creating extlangs out of existing
This error was exposed beginning in draft-4645bis-09, after ISO 639-3
added 21 more languages (including Indonesian and Minangkabau) to the
three already encompassed under the macrolanguage 'msa'.
It's a bug. Sorry, folks. We'll see if IESG takes this into account
when reviewing my status in May. (Michael and I know there are people
who would like to see different reviewers.)
Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | http://www.ewellic.org
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