request for subtag for Elfdalian

Doug Ewell doug at
Mon Feb 29 17:48:40 CET 2016

Mats Blakstad wrote:

> If you choose to contact the RA you could alternatively ask them to
> collaborate by allowing the IETF to reserve the code 'ovd' and it
> could be used as a subtag, the language would still not have an
> official ISO639-code, but it will avoiding future code duplication.

Just to be clear, this is NOT an option according to BCP 47. See Section
2.2.1 (2).

In addition, the RA would almost certainly decline to reserve a code in
the "normal" range when there are 520 private-use codes to choose from.

Doug Ewell | | Thornton, CO 🇺🇸

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