Missing subtags 003 and 172

Doug Ewell doug at ewellic.org
Fri Jul 30 23:30:24 CEST 2010

Kent Karlsson <kent dot karlsson14 at telia dot com> wrote:

>> But it's categorized with the "Small island developing States" class of
> No, it's listed (there, don't know about the actual standard) as a
> subgrouping of "Transition countries". It is not listed *directly* under
> "Selected economic and  other groupings". Yes, it says selected,
> I don't know what the full list is in the standard.

It is *only* listed under "Selected economic and other groupings," via
"Transition countries."  It is not listed at all, at any level, under
"Geographical region and composition."  I don't know how this can be
more clear in the context of the UN M.49 Web pages, which are often not
a paragon of clarity.

> As far as I understand it, sa/san = Classical Sanskrit. See again
> http://multitree.linguistlist.org/codes/san. So the variant tag
> for Classical Sanskrit does not actually distinguish anything.

I don't know what to tell you as far as Sanskrit goes.  We went through
two 2-week review periods, which most participants (I know you were not
one of them) spent haggling over the word "classical" itself and whether
it was suitable as the basis for a non-generic subtag.  The second
review period ended, Michael approved the four subtags as amended, and I
am planning to send him paperwork this weekend for forwarding to IANA. 
If you want to renew your objection, I suggest moving quickly.

Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | http://www.ewellic.org
RFC 5645, 4645, UTN #14 | ietf-languages @ is dot gd slash 2kf0s ­

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