Guernsey Jersey and Isle of Man ISO 3166-1 Codes
dewell at adelphia.net
Sat Mar 25 06:45:36 CET 2006
Debbie Garside <debbie at ictmarketing dot co dot uk> wrote:
>> I know that. The problem is that the UN lists 830 *not* as a region,
>> but as a country or area (whereby 'area' they appear to mean
>> territory, so they can get around the contested country issues).
> So what would be the best or a good solution to the problem?
How about: Don't worry about it.
Look at it this way: The reason for including a region (country) subtag
in a language tags is to identify the specific variety of that language
as used in that particular country (region). Within a few days, we will
have separate region subtags for Guernsey and Jersey. To say that a
"Channel Islands" subtag is also necessary for language tagging is to
say that some language -- English, French, Dgèrnésiais, Jèrriais,
anything -- has a "Channel Islands variety" that needs to be identified,
not just a more generic "U.K. variety" or a more specific "Guernsey
variety" or "Jersey variety."
If ISO 3166/MA decides, for whatever reason, to approve a "Channel
Islands" code element *in addition to* GG and JE, then of course we
would have to add it as a region subtag. But I can't imagine why they
would do that. Certainly "demand from the language tagging community"
wouldn't be the reason.
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