[Ltru] Re: Macrolanguage and extlang

"Doug Ewell" <dewell@roadrunner.com> Sun, 15 July 2007 22:21 UTC

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Subject: [Ltru] Re: Macrolanguage and extlang
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The proposed text makes no special arrangement for sign languages, but 
ties the Macrolanguage field to ISO 639-3 assignments.  Shall I assume, 
using American Sign Language as an example, that the plan is to 
deprecate "sgn-US" and assign it a Preferred-Value of "ase", but not to 
give "ase" a Macrolanguage field?

Type: language
Subtag: ase
Description: American Sign Language
Added: 20xx-xx-xx
Type: redundant
Tag: sgn-US
Description: American Sign Language
Added: 2001-03-02
Preferred-Value: ase
Deprecated: 20xx-xx-xx

How should people then interpret the existing language subtag "sgn"?

Doug Ewell  *  Fullerton, California, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14

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