everson at evertype.com
Tue Nov 5 10:49:50 CET 2013
On 4 Nov 2013, at 17:29, Doug Ewell <doug at ewellic.org> wrote:
> I suggest updating the Registry with the official UN-approved name of
> the country, to maintain the link with ISO 3166 (if and when that
> standard is updated) in accordance with RFC 5646, Section 3.1.5.
> Whether the country is misguided or not in attempting to get the world
> to call it by a single name, instead of every country translating "Green
> Cape" into its own language (or only partially, as in English), is not
> at issue.
> Richard is correct that Cabo Verde does not regulate the French
> language, or any other, but they at least have a right to ask to be
> called by a certain name. Ordinary citizens may not care; diplomats
> probably will.
> In the past, I've suggested (without success) modifying other region
> subtags by adding secondary Description fields that correspond to the
> name people commonly use for the country, so the Registry could maintain
> the link with ISO 3166 while improving lookup:
> Description: Islamic Republic of Iran
> Description: Iran
> Description: Democratic People's Republic of Korea
> Description: North Korea
> Description: Republic of Korea
> Description: South Korea
> Description: Lao People's Democratic Republic
> Description: Laos
> Description: Russian Federation
> Description: Russia
> Description: Syrian Arab Republic
> Description: Syria
> Description: United Republic of Tanzania
> Description: Tanzania
> and so on. Adding "Cabo Verde" as the primary Description field for 'CV'
> while keeping "Cape Verde" as a secondary description would be along
> these lines.
> Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, USA
> http://ewellic.org | @DougEwell
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