Request of new variant subtag for kichwa (inside qu)

Kent Karlsson kent.karlsson14 at
Fri Jun 10 11:57:32 CEST 2011

Den 2011-06-09 13:16, skrev "mailler at"
<mailler at>:

> Here is a link to a discussion referring to the request, even though from
> the discussion it is not clear whether there has been a formal request or
> the request has stopped after a preliminar discussion :
> "After talking to SIL about what would be the correct code, we ended on
> qu_EC since no new language codes will be assigned for reasons of new
> dialects, orthograpies or similar less important changes."

Clearly, there has not been a formal request.

One question: do you mean that just how the spelling is done is covered
by the kichwa orthography, and that (somewhat) different words are still
used for the different Quechan languages (in Ecuador) when using this

If so, the proposed kichwa variant should have the individual languages as
(listed, i.e., recommended) prefixes. Only if the words are *also*
commonalised, I would find "qu" to be ok as (the only recommended) prefix,
or (only) the code for the Quechan language closest to the chosen set of

    /Kent K

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