Re: ISO/IEC 10646 and ISO/IEC 14651 freely available

From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Fri Sep 29 2006 - 22:58:02 CST

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    Are really these very similar-looking standard numbers a coincidence, or is it deliberate, to create a sort of series of highly related standards (even if they are published by distinct bodies) ?
    RFC 4646, ISO 646, ISO 10646, ...

    How are standard numbers assigned? At least it seems that iso standard numbers are freely allocated within some large ranges defined for a period, and number holes are filled progressively during discussions until their adoption, if there's no other compelling reason to use a specific number.

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Jefsey_Morfin
    Unicode's globalization doctrine (internationalization of the
    environment + localization of the edges) is stabilised by BCP 47 and
    RFC 4646 by Mark Davis and Addison Phillips; They provides a
    consistent language tagging [language, characters, region] for the
    environment (pages and protocols), localization (CLDR files), and
    language applications.

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