Request of new variant subtag for kichwa (inside qu)

Michael Everson everson at
Mon Jun 20 18:15:33 CEST 2011

On 20 Jun 2011, at 15:51, mailler at wrote:

> Sorry, as I am not familiar with the cases you mention I do not totally
> understand : does IETF policy include the possibility to create a tag or
> subtag for such common literary languages ?

Sylvain, the reason the request for a subtag for kichwa is being made here is that I, as a member of the Wikimedia Language Committee, suggested that it be done, since I was told that ISO 639 had rejected a request for a full-fledged language code.

Since it is not the case that such a request was made, I think that I, as Language Subtag Reviewer, should reject the request for a subtag, because the first thing that should be done is that a request for an ISO 639 code should be made. 

Michael Everson *

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