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Re: [Moderator Action] Re: Official ISO 3166 country codes online

From: Martin J. Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 10:19:58 +0900
Message-Id: <199911290119.KAA17117@sh.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
To: Masataka Ohta <mohta@necom830.hpcl.titech.ac.jp>
Cc: www-international@w3.org
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At 19:32 1999/11/28 -0500, Masataka Ohta wrote:
> Michael;
> 
> > >Through the discussion on IETF language tag, I repeatedly pointed it out
> > >that IETF language tag should have nothing to do with ISO 3166. But,
> > >Harald insisted to keep his original proposal.
> > >
> > >The obvious solution is to correct RFC1766.
> > 
> > Actually, making use of ISO 3166 is really very helpful in many cases.
> 
> But it is not essential and, thus, confusing in many cases.
> 
> You may use any string for localization.
> 
> > Recently we have requested the ISO 639-2 RA to add a single 3-letter code
> > for Sign Languages (deaf and otherwise). This single code can be combined
> > with ISO 3166-1 country codes and ISO 3166-2 subdivision codes usefully.
> 
> And it unnecessarily distinguish same Sign Languages in different countries.
> 
> 							Masataka Ohta
> 
> 
> 


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