Applying for a Neo subtag

Phillips, Addison addison at
Mon Mar 7 19:53:15 CET 2011

> >> A variant subtag for "art" would be inappropriate. Neo not a variant
> >> of "art", and in addition "art" is a collection code. Neo should have
> >> a primary language subtag. 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.)
> >>
> > A primary language subtag would be appropriate if and only if ISO 639
> > had already rejected assigning a code to Neo.
> If you meant to write "A primary language subtag assigned by this group
> would be appropriate...", then I agree. But a 3-letter code assigned by ISO
> 639-3 RA would be a primary language subtag... But as written, your sentence
> here is false...

Your reading of my sentence would be what I was trying to convey: a (5-to-8 letter) primary language subtag assigned by this group would only be appropriate if ISO 639 had rejected assigning a 2-3 letter one.


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