Applying for a Neo subtag

Michael Everson everson at
Mon Mar 7 10:54:21 CET 2011

On 7 Mar 2011, at 09:12, Kent Karlsson wrote:

> A variant subtag for "art" would be inappropriate. Neo not a variant of "art", and in addition "art" is a collection code.

Isn't it a "collective" code, not a "collection" code? In any case, what good is it then?

> Neo should have a primary language subtag.

How do you have a subtag without a tag?

> A primary language subtag with 5-8 characters would work if the request to add a three-character code for Neo to ISO 639-3 fails. (I guess regarding Neo as a variant of Esperanto or Ido is not appropriate, despite the similarities.)

Neo is not a revision of Esperanto or Ido. 

You did not comment on Sussex English and Appalachian English. 

Michael Everson *

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