Re: Alignment of IANA language subtag registry to ISO 639-3

From: Addison Phillips (
Date: Thu Oct 04 2007 - 19:44:57 CDT

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    There is such an effort. It is called, colloquially, RFC 4646bis. There
    is an IETF working group, called 'LTRU' at work on this effort. This
    work is nearing maturity, with only a few open issues.

    The mailing list:

    The current draft:

    Editor's copies are on my personal website (if you prefer the HTML
    version). Note that I am the co-editor with Mark Davis:

    There is also a draft registry update (edited by Doug Ewell). Currently
    the mailing list is discussing how to handle macrolanguages and there
    are semi-regular teleconferences. See the LTRU list for details.

    Addison Phillips
    Globalization Architect -- Yahoo! Inc.
    Co-Editor -- RFC4646bis (IETF LTRU WG)
    Chair -- W3C Internationalization Core WG
    Internationalization is an architecture.
    It is not a feature.
    Eric Muller wrote:
    > It is my understanding that once ISO 639-3 was published (it was in 
    > February), there would be some effort to update the IANA language subtag 
    > registry to include most of the languages covered by 639-3. Any news on 
    > that effort?
    > Thanks,
    > Eric.

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