Re: Language Tag Registrations

From: Martin Duerst (
Date: Sat May 31 2003 - 17:49:28 EDT

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    Hello Marion,

    IANA won't ask your question. They are just the record keeper,
    they don't make any decisions.

    If you have a need for identifying a particular kind of language,
    then what you do is that you submit a registration proposal.
    Others will then comment on that proposal. If you don't have
    an actual need for tagging, then you your question is irrelevant
    for this list. If you don't make a registration proposal, then
    you question is again irrelevant for this list.

    Regards, Martin.

    At 18:52 03/05/31 +0100, Marion Gunn wrote:
    >Dear "IANA" <>, we wish to ask whether the following is a
    >legitimate question for your registry, which people here believe it is:
    > >What, then, is the code for the English of 'Northern Ireland'?
    > >(GB+NI=UK.)
    >Since Ulster, as "IANA" <> knows, is divided by an
    >international border, is the logical reply 'encode Ulster English
    >separately for each side of the border'? Is Basque separately 'lang-tagged'
    >for ES and FR?
    >We ask, because we do not know, and if you do not know either, that is
    >okay, and we wish you well in bringing all queries to harmonious
    >conclusions, if possible.
    >Marion Gunn * EGT (Estab.1991) * *
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