Appeal to ISO 639 RA in support of Elfdalian
doug at ewellic.org
Mon Apr 18 17:47:27 CEST 2016
Michael Everson wrote:
> We ask the ISO 639 RA to conider this.
Replace "conider" with "consider".
> The request for a language tag for Elfdalian was to enable text to be
> tagged so that texts written in Elfdalian, and to provide standardized
> tools (CLDR, keyboards) for Elfdalian since many of those tools
> require formal language tags or subtags.
The clause ending with the comma appears to be a fragment. Perhaps
something like "... to enable texts written in Elfdalian to be tagged as
such" was intended.
> However, there is the possibility in BCP47 for registration of a
> language subtag that is not based on ISO 639, and that process has
> been initiated.
Technically this process has not yet been initiated -- to my knowledge,
we have no outstanding registration form for a non-639 language
subtag -- and as this list is monitored by the 639-3 Registrar, it would
be best for credibility's sake to state instead that we are on the verge
of initiating the process, which is true.
> Thus we write to the 639 RA in appeal, and strongly request that the
> language code be added to ISO 639 within the next three months (by
> 2016-05-31), to avoid this situation.
Today is 2016-04-18, so either the time frame or the deadline date needs
to be adjusted.
With these changes, I support this wording.
Doug Ewell | http://ewellic.org | Thornton, CO 🇺🇸
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