request for subtag for Elfdalian
doug at ewellic.org
Thu Feb 18 18:41:15 CET 2016
Mats Blakstad wrote:
> I want to make some comments on the rejection of a language code for
These comments may (or may not) be helpful to try to persuade the
Language Subtag Reviewer and other participants on this list that
Elfdalian should be registered as a primary language subtag instead of a
variant subtag. They will not, of course, have any influence on the RA's
decision; this is neither the venue nor the audience for that.
I don't personally take any stand on which type of subtag should be
registered for Elfdalian, though I do believe one or the other should be
registered. However, I specifically reject any argument that we should
avoid registering a primary language subtag (of 5 to 8 letters) simply
because we've never done so before, or because current implementations
might be unable to handle it.
> I guess it will make most sense to register Övdalian/Elfdalian under
> Section 3.6 as a primary language subtag, and then remove the subtag
> again if RA accept a new ISO application in the future.
Be careful: subtags are never "removed," only deprecated. Deprecated
subtags continue to be valid for use forever, though users are cautioned
that there is a better choice; and it is well known that neither data
nor implementations change overnight.
Doug Ewell | http://ewellic.org | Thornton, CO 🇺🇸
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