From: Peter Constable (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Aug 13 2004 - 17:16:48 CDT
> From: Peter Kirk [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> But what do the users of the language(s) say about this?
That isn't answering my question, which was about IT implementations.
Given your further comment,
> Unicode has dug itself into a deep enough hole already this week...
> It should be careful to listen to users from small countries
> rather than impose on them a western guess...
looks an awful lot like a rant that has little to do with this topic.
After all, the question asked has nothing directly to do with the
Unicode Consortium, UTC or the Unicode Standard: ISO 639 is wholly an
As for what Moldovans think, if usage on the Moldovan gov't web site is
any indication, then "md" is the identifier for this language -- they
avoid the dilemma altogether by using the ISO 3166 country ID! In the
constitution, the language is called "moldoveneasca", but having a
distinct name does not mean that it IT applications it should be
distinguished. If there is a strongly-felt distinct cultural identity,
then there may be grounds to consider there to be two different
languages (cf Serbo-Croatian).
But none of that has anything whatsoever to do with the question I
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