Appeal to ISO 639 RA in support of Elfdalian

Michael Everson everson at
Mon Apr 18 19:25:02 CEST 2016

On 18 Apr 2016, at 17:55, Doug Ewell <doug at> wrote:
> Michael Everson wrote:
>> How about “… and that process will have to be initiated, failing a
>> positive response from the RA to the present request.”?
> Works for me.
> Since BCP 47 does have such a mechanism, but this group has a strong aversion to using it, we should be prepared to explain both:
> (a) why we really, really prefer not to use it (possibility of conflict if the RA later approves a code element; some processes are incompatible with 5- to 8-letter language subtags) and
> (b) that it is an option nevertheless, which would decouple BCP 47 from ISO 639 in a way they may not want.

Can you draft those? I am right now working on finalizing a proposal to encode Mtavruli, so I can’t free time today to draft that. 


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