Appeal to ISO 639 RA in support of Elfdalian

Michael Everson everson at
Mon Apr 18 17:52:29 CEST 2016

On 18 Apr 2016, at 16:47, Doug Ewell <doug at> wrote:

>> However, there is the possibility in BCP47 for registration of a
>> language sub​tag 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.

How about “… and that process will have to be initiated, failing a positive response from the RA to the present request.”?

>> 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.


Michael Everson

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