Appeal to ISO 639 RA in support of Elfdalian

Michael Everson everson at
Fri Apr 22 15:48:55 CEST 2016

On 20 Apr 2016, at 21:29, Andrew Cunningham < at> wrote:
> There is another aspect to all this. The inplicit implication

... of what, specifically?

> is that any tools that are based on language tags should treat Elfdalian as part of Swedish.

In what context?

> So things like keyboard layouts, spellxhecking, cldr exemplary characters, indexable characters should be expected  support both Swedish and Elfdalian.

Swedish is already supported. Elfdalian has other requirements. I don’t think anyone is saying “add Elfdalian characters to Swedish keyboards.

> Not sure thats what the relevant Swedish government reps want. But it would be an outcome online with their advice.
> At least thats how I read it ... if you want to use eldalian .. treat it as spanish.

Sure, with its own language tag. 

> Anything that supports "Swedish" should also accomodate Elfdalian.


> And by extension Elfdalian localisations can be assigned to the swedisg language tag.

But Elfdalian isn’t Swedish. 


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