proposed ISO 639 change for "arn"

Kent Karlsson kent.karlsson14 at
Tue Dec 11 09:33:23 CET 2012

Den 2012-12-11 02:41, skrev "Michael Everson" <everson at>:

> So what is it that you want, Mark? For 700,000 Mapudungun speakers to be
> forced to use a code which to them is deeply offensive? 

So, have "they" (whoever "they" are) also requested to change the name of
the city (,_Chile), and province
( B.t.w. "Auraco" seems to be
based on the *Mapudungun* word "auraco" meaning "Chalky Water".  Or is the
word somehow not offensive when applied to a city/region? Just asking...

    /Kent K

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