From: Marion Gunn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Jun 06 2003 - 11:15:45 EDT
Ar 17:04 -0400 2003/06/04, scríobh Tex Texin:
>Marion, It is very easy to start your own list...
Have done, may do so again, as needs be.
>You can create lists for 3166...
Thanks, but no, thanks, Tex, although I do think such a service would be
good, to provide the same open discussion forum/bug reporting/testing
ground for ISO 3166 as email@example.com provides prior to IANA
submissions, and firstname.lastname@example.org for Unicode/10646 (the latter purpose
having been served by two separate lists until recent times).
I'm more concerned with maintaining lists serving indigenous communities in
their own languages, and with contributing/requesting expertise elswhere.
(Some Irish lists, as you may know, were recently mercilessly dive-bombed
with msgs in English, trying to disrupt debates in Irish about a lang-tag
problem which also surfaced on the IANA and Unicode lists.)
>Other Unicode folks have created specialized lists for their own purposes.
Thanks for that 'other' - meaning you, Tex, consider I count as one?:-)
Oftentimes, I feel the Unicode list, or some of its members, to be
approachable/ helpful/appreciative in areas to do with character
sets/groupings and cultural codetags, and how the bits and pieces get
cobbled together, for good or ill, to make up locales.
At other times, I feel like I just stumbled into a YMCA when its inmates
are restive/want a common enemy (that's when I bring to mind the 3 children
- or, yea, a Daniel! - and go do it anyway).
-- Marion Gunn * EGT (Estab.1991) * http://www.egt.ie * fiosruithe/enquiries: email@example.com * firstname.lastname@example.org *
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