Appeal to ISO 639 RA in support of Elfdalian

Peter Constable petercon at
Sat Apr 23 06:10:35 CEST 2016

From: Ietf-languages [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at] On Behalf Of John Cowan
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2016 12:45 PM

> The point of a time limit is to provoke a response, even if it's "We can't think about it now."

John, that statement makes me wonder if you actually read Michael's draft, which ends with this:

But we have no recourse but to consider it, if the situation does not change. It would be far better for all users of BCP 47 and ISO 639 if this step were not taken, but that could depend on speedy action by the 639 RA and the intent and needs of the requester. Thus we write to the 639 RA in appeal, and strongly request that the language code be added to ISO 639 within two months of the receipt of this mail, to avoid this situation.

That is not asking for a simple acknowledge of receipt of the appeal letter within two months. That is asking that, within two months, the RA approve coding of Elfdalian in 639-3.


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