request for subtag for Elfdalian

Michael Everson everson at
Mon Feb 29 02:41:54 CET 2016

That is nonsense. It’s like the GOP saying the President shouldn’t propose a Supreme Court Justice candidate because things might be different later. It has nothing to do with the linguistic reality of the entity which was mistakenly rejected. 

> On 29 Feb 2016, at 01:22, Arthur Reutenauer <arthur.reutenauer at> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 01:33:37AM +0100, Mats Blakstad wrote:
>>       The way I read their letter is that it is a temporary rejection,
>> they "look sympathetically" on the application and are open to approve it
>> in the future.
>  In the first paragraph of the rejection letter, they clearly tie a
> possible future acceptance to a change in the text of ISO 639-3, so that
> needs to happen first, and will likely take several years.
> 	Best,
> 		Arthur
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