From: Philippe Verdy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Sep 29 2006 - 22:58:02 CST
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 -----
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
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