Martin J. Dürst duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp
Thu Jun 2 00:55:38 CEST 2016

Great news. Many thanks to everybody involved in the discussion here, in 
particular Michael for writing, rewriting, rewriting,... and sending the 

Also a great thanks to the ISO 639 RA and all its members, who took the 
right decision in a very timely manner!

Regards,   Martin.

On 2016/06/02 04:53, Michael Everson wrote:
> The appeal has been reviewed and accepted by the ISO 639 RA. I reject any proposal to create our own special code for it. The code “ovd” should be used.
> See http://www-01.sil.org/iso639-3/
> I do think that is is a mistake to call it Ovdalian (= Övdalian), however, per our discussions here. Elfdalian seems to be the best name for it. Our appeal only used the form “Elfdalian” and I was unaware that the other name was in play.
> I’ve mentioned this to the RA, and if they make a change that would be great. In the meantime, our subtag should list both names, with Elfdalian first.
> Michael Everson
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