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Re: Language Identifier List Comments, updated

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2004 13:38:22 -0500
To: Peter Constable <petercon@microsoft.com>
Cc: IETF Languages <ietf-languages@iana.org>, WWW International <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20041227183822.GP2927@skunk.reutershealth.com>

Peter Constable scripsit:

> If you want to refer to Standard Arabic, use "ar". If Standard Arabic
> has a Sudan-specific variant (dialect or spelling differences), then use
> ar-SD. If what is intended is the vernacular Sudanese Spoken Arabic
> (perceived as a distinct language from Standard Arabic or the spoken
> varieties in other countries), then ISO 639-3 will provide a distinct
> alpha-3 ID, and I suggest that people wait to use that.

Eh?  Has the decision to make "ar" a macro-language been changed?

In politics, obedience and support      John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
are the same thing.  --Hannah Arendt    http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
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