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Re: What to do with Gaulish (was Re: rfc4646. Some analysis code)

From: Addison Phillips <addison@yahoo-inc.com>
Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2006 09:50:17 -0800
Message-ID: <455218D9.9030307@yahoo-inc.com>
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
CC: Frank Ellermann <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>, www-international@w3.org

Chris Lilley wrote:
> I'm becoming more convinced that Gaulish should have been registered as
> a language by itself without the cel- prefix (I was talked into the
> latter, by Michael Everson as I recall).

Most probably. Note that ISO 639-3 will provide codes that represent 
Gaulish, so that might be something to consider. A registration might be 
premature as a result.

> FE> If for some reason a variant gaulish is registered later
> I plan to, once I can figure out how to do it. Which is not at all
> clear. Can anyone point to the procedure?

See RFC 4646, Section 3.5. Basically you send a registration form in 
that section to ietf-languages@ietf.org

> FE> How to find any cel-Grek-gaulish document is another question, not
> FE> all "valid" tags make sense... :-)
> Not sure of your intent with that sentence, can you clarify? Yes, I saw the
> smiley, but that didn't help me make sense of it.

Consider "tlh-Cyrl-AQ": Klingon written in Cyrillic as used in 
Antarctica. Not a very useful tag.


Addison Phillips
Globalization Architect -- Yahoo! Inc.

Internationalization is an architecture.
It is not a feature.
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