Applying for a common Moroccan Amazigh subtag

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at
Tue Jan 4 15:16:07 CET 2011

On Tue, Jan 04, 2011 at 12:11:26AM -0500,
 Patrick Andries <patrick at> wrote 
 a message of 24 lines which said:

> Everybody agrees it is "macrolanguage"

I have a doubt here. From your description, it really seemed it was a
new language, some form of "standard berber", not a macrolanguage.

> and ISO 639-3 is the way? 

Yes. New language, their business first. RFC 5646, section 3.6 :

Before attempting to register a language subtag, there MUST be an
attempt to register the language with ISO 639.

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