Appeal to ISO 639 RA in support of Elfdalian

Michael Everson everson at
Sat Apr 23 16:44:57 CEST 2016

On 23 Apr 2016, at 05:10, Peter Constable <petercon at> wrote:

>> 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.

Correct. That is what we are asking. They have already considered the language. They made a mistake in applying the wrong criteria in their rejection. That should be rescinded. 

Michael Everson

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