REQUEST for registration of variant subtag 'grabar'
petercon at microsoft.com
Mon Sep 25 17:56:08 CEST 2006
It's probably relevant to point out that Mr. Morfin asked me offline to add Classical Armenian to the code table for 639-3. That was a direct request to me as editor, not via the RA, and I told him that I could not take unilateral action of that sort but that he needed to submit his request to the JAC.
His response revealed that he was not pursuing this because of an immediate user need but rather was pursuing this with an ulterior agenda:
chose to support Grabar it was to show you and Michael Everson how
shocking was the IESG disrespect of RFC 4646 IRT the IANA list.
Increasing the confusion (created by the lack of definition of what
is a language in Internet context) between the ISO 639 academic work
and the IETF supposed duty to document [sic] a better Internet (RFC 3935
by Harald) for human real life interrelations."
This list should not allow itself to be manipulated for such ulterior purposes.
From: ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no] On Behalf Of Doug Ewell
Sent: Monday, September 25, 2006 8:37 AM
To: ietf-languages at iana.org
Subject: Re: REQUEST for registration of variant subtag 'grabar'
Misha Wolf <Misha dot Wolf at reuters dot com> wrote:
>> See my reply on 9/8: this must first go the ISO route.
> I assume you're referring to your mail of 8/9.
For the record, I don't have enough knowledge about Armenian to form a
strong opinion about this request (which I guess means I have no
objection). Linguist List and other sources (including some in Armenia)
do seem to regard it as a separate language from modern Armenian, akin
to the difference between "en" and "enm".
Fullerton, California, USA
RFC 4645 * UTN #14
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