Doug Ewell doug at
Wed Jun 16 22:16:37 CEST 2010

Peter Constable <petercon at microsoft dot com> wrote:

> Now, what happens in the IANA language subtag registry is, of course,
> not bound only by what happens in ISO 639, but can also be driven by
> decisions made on this list, within the constraints permitted by BCP
> 47.

But just so it's clear to Leif and Milos, one of the constraints of BCP
47 is that the "Scope: macrolanguage" designation in the Registry must
follow ISO 639 strictly.  We cannot add or remove this designation on
the basis of whether we personally feel that Serbo-Croatian is or is not
a "macrolanguage," however we personally define that term.

Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA |
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