Indonesian and extlang...
kent.karlsson14 at comhem.se
Fri Jan 1 12:22:02 CET 2010
Den 2010-01-01 05.43, skrev "Doug Ewell" <doug at ewellic.org>:
> 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
> it missed the rule about not creating extlangs out of existing
This error was exposed beginning in draft-4645bis-09, after ISO
added 21 more languages (including Indonesian and Minangkabau) to the
three already encompassed under the macrolanguage 'msa'.
I would have regarded not including it as a bug, in addition
to the id/ind one.
You may record my general disagreement with adding extlangs for
any primary language subtag that does not have extlangs already
(say for Lithuanian). The extlangs was only a vehicle for a
compromise; but that has long past. Lots of primary language
tags that are/were macrolanguages were excluded from being
extlang bases. In the long run (this is not a request for
considering this now) I think all the "extlang" records
should be formally deprecated; they are semi-deprecated now
by having preferred-values.
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