Language Variant subtags for Sanskrit

Michael Everson everson at
Fri Jul 30 00:05:36 CEST 2010

On 29 Jul 2010, at 21:46, Kent Karlsson wrote:

> 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.

Your Reviewer is not an oracle. No one has made an application to 639 for this, and if someone does, there is no guarantee that they will assign a code. 

THe fact that Pāņini, Wackernagel, and Whitney described the language in single treatises is sufficient argument for me to prefer a comprehensive solution for Peter Scharf in the short term. 

All of our subtags are threatened with eventual deprecation by a potential ISO 639 code, are they not?

Doug, make it so.

Michael Everson *

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