At 14:19 1999/11/30 -0500, Michael Everson wrote:
> Oh, crud. I reluctantly respond.
> Ar 03:48 +0900 1999-12-01, scr$ByP(Jbh Masataka Ohta:
> >> >Thank you for denying yourself to have mentioned Sign Languages.
> >> Clearly Masataka Ohta has no idea what he is talking about. This is
> >> beginning to annoy me, and so this is my last statement on the matter.
> >I can understand your error.
> I have made no error.
> >It is a common error to consider handicapped people something so special.
> >However, they are not.
> Everyone is special. Linguistic minorities, however, deserve special attention.
> >Be cautious, because your error sometimes results in discriminations
> >of handicapped.
> I have made no error. And please do not waste your time or mine by trying
> to show me that I have done so. You are wrong about the utility of ISO 3166
> codes in combination with other ISO codes, and that is that. I merely
> showed another area in which such codes were employed quite usefully.
> >> There are too many Sign Languages to expect 639-2 codes,
> >You are merely arguing that there are too many languages to expect
> >639-2 codes.
> There is no user requirement for unique codes for all of the world's Sign
> Languages. The users are satisfied with "sgn" with extensions.
> >You can label all the languages in the world with ISO 3166 codes
> >and additional strings.
> The users of Sign Languages have seen the scheme we introduced satisfy the
> user community and satisfy, economically, the RA of ISO 639-2. Note that
> not all of the Sign Languages in
> http://www.indigo.ie/egt/standards/iso639/sign-language.html (which you
> apparently have not read) are languages used by deaf people. Plains Sign
> Talk and Monastic Sign Language are used by hearing people.
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