request for subtag for Elfdalian

Mats Blakstad mats.gbproject at
Mon Apr 18 16:17:54 CEST 2016

I've written to get feedback about how to implement the Elfdalian keyboard
at XKB, which gave me a lot of interesting feedbacks about different coding
Beyond that of course I have to follow up on the debates and arguments that

As far as I know we're now waiting for the answer on the petition letter
sent 1 month ago before we can move on. I also tried to send the overview
of Elfdalian use in media & literature, which some people said could be
useful with the appeal letter. I can forward this myself if I know exactly
where the appeal letter was sent and if it in fact has already been sent?

2016-04-18 15:57 GMT+02:00 Doug Ewell <doug at>:

> Mats Blakstad wrote:
> I understand that the RA (or Unicode) don't want to put themselves in
>> the position to encode something that does not yet have an established
>> independent status, or be used as an institute to give such
>> independent status. However the whole point is of course that
>> Elfdalian already has such independent status (already for several
>> hundreds of years!). Now as the RA rejected the application to encode
>> the language they need to understand the social implications of that;
>> It means they creates obstacles for development of that language. Just
>> as they should avoid to become and institute to establish such status
>> they should also avoid become an institute to undermine such status.
> Mats, you need to communicate this directly and formally to the RA,
> through a letter or appeal or whatever mechanism is deemed appropriate.
> Continuing to argue your case to the ietf-languages list will generate a
> lot of "Yes, I agree!" responses, but will not get a code element created.
> --
> Doug Ewell | | Thornton, CO 🇺🇸
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