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RE: New article for Review: Language Tags (Updated to cover RFC 3066bis)

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2006 13:39:44 +0100
To: <md@ictenterprise.co.uk>, <www-international-request@listhub.w3.org>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <006401c6d59f$5c2bf9a0$6401a8c0@w3cishida>

Hmm. Thanks for this useful comment, however...  I think I'll leave it as is
for the time being, since I think it sounds accessible to the layman and
that terminology change is not in effect yet, so it is consistent with what
they'll current encounter most of the time.  When things start to change,
then I'll update the text.

RI


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Debbie Garside [mailto:md@ictenterprise.co.uk] 
> Sent: 09 September 2006 14:42
> To: www-international-request@listhub.w3.org; 'Richard Ishida'
> Cc: www-international@w3.org
> Subject: RE: New article for Review: Language Tags (Updated 
> to cover RFC 3066bis)
> 
> John Cowan wrote:
> 
> > In the terminology sidebar, use "code elements" rather than "codes".
> > This is the terminology of ISO 639 and 3166, and 4242bis 
> will switch 
> > to it as well.
> 
> This is the terminology of ISO 639-3 and ISO 639-5 (not ISO 
> 639-1 and -2).
> ISO 639-6 terminology will be harmonized with ISO 639-3 and 
> -5 prior to delivery of the next draft.  Scheduled revisions 
> of ISO 639-1 and -2 will harmonize the terminology throughout 
> the ISO 639 family. ISO DIS 639-4 once published as IS should 
> be used for guidance.
> 
> Best regards
> 
> Debbie Garside
> Editor ISO CD 639-6
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: www-international-request@w3.org 
> > [mailto:www-international-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of John Cowan
> > Sent: 09 September 2006 06:17
> > To: Richard Ishida
> > Cc: www-international@w3.org
> > Subject: Re: New article for Review: Language Tags (Updated 
> to cover 
> > RFC 3066bis)
> > 
> > 
> > Richard Ishida scripsit:
> > 
> > > Comments are being sought on this article prior to final release. 
> > > Please send any comments to www-international@w3.org. We 
> expect to 
> > > publish a final version in one to two weeks.
> > 
> > In the terminology sidebar, use "code elements" rather than "codes".
> > This is the terminology of ISO 639 and 3166, and 4242bis 
> will switch 
> > to it as well.
> > 
> > The second note:  "If you have been using RFC 1766 or RFC
> > 3066 you should not need [...]"; for "should" read "do".
> > 
> > The "az-Latn" example explains that Azeri can also be 
> written in the 
> > Arabic script, but the sidebar example is az-Cyrl.
> > That's correct but confusing.
> > 
> > "macrolanguage" does not have a hyphen.
> > 
> > "superseded" has two s's, unlike the "superceded" in the 
> penultimate 
> > paragraph.
> > 
> > --
> > John Cowan  cowan@ccil.org  http://ccil.org/~cowan Female celebrity 
> > stalker, on a hot morning in Cairo:
> > "Imagine, Colonel Lawrence, ninety-two already!"
> > El Auruns's reply:  "Many happy returns of the day!"
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
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