Language Variant subtags for Sanskrit
kent.karlsson14 at telia.com
Thu Jul 29 22:46:01 CEST 2010
This will turn into a problem if Vedic Sanskrit gets its own
code in the ISO/IEC 639-3 registry. And as others have mentioned,
that seems a likely prospect.
Den 2010-07-29 21.54, skrev "Michael Everson" <everson at evertype.com>:
> I approve the subtags and vaidika as amended below.
> On 21 Jul 2010, at 22:54, Doug Ewell wrote:
>> Michael has indicated that he would approve the variant subtags recently
>> renamed 'vaidika', 'laukika', 'bauddha', and 'itihasa', although as a
>> matter of BCP 47 protocol this can only happen at the end of the latest
>> two-week extension, that is, on or after July 28.
>> As I wrote on July 6, the Description field proposed by Peter Scharf for
>> what we have been calling Vedic Sanskrit:
>> Description: The most ancient dialect of Sanskrit used in verse and
>> prose composed until about the 4th century B.C.E.
>> is inappropriately long and encyclopedic for a Description, and I
>> propose moving it to a Comments field and changing the Description to
>> match the "intended meaning" in his registration form, thus:
>> Type: variant
>> Subtag: vaidika
>> Description: Vedic Sanskrit
>> Prefix: sa
>> Comments: The most ancient dialect of Sanskrit used in verse and prose
>> composed until about the 4th century B.C.E.
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