Appeal to ISO 639 RA in support of Elfdalian
petercon at microsoft.com
Mon Apr 25 06:41:26 CEST 2016
From: Mats Blakstad [mailto:mats.gbproject at gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2016 9:15 PM
> To me it seems more like a type of encoding that can make people
> more easily misunderstand the relations.
The purpose of language coding is not to provide scientifically-accurate linguistic documentation but rather to meet user needs for metadata elements in language-related applications.
> Why is it important to satisfy the Swedish governmental agency that
> didn't give the proofs? You wrote earlier that you were concerned
> about other language communities beyond Elfdalian - I guess for any
> language in similar situation it would be a pain to let a governmental
> influence on the process like this.
What I don't want is to have some ISO-member body deciding they dislike something that has been done that they consider within their purview strongly enough to complain to ISO and, eventually, tip over the whole apple cart. I can't see how you would be negatively impacted if somebody else gets something they feel they need even if you think it's not needed.
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