[Ltru] Re: Macrolanguage and extlang

"Doug Ewell" <dewell@roadrunner.com> Fri, 20 July 2007 15:05 UTC

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Subject: [Ltru] Re: Macrolanguage and extlang
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Kent Karlsson <kent dot karlsson14 at comhem dot se> wrote:

>>> For example, the language subtags 'nb' (Norwegian Bokmal) and 'nn'
>
> With this particular example it should be noted that both the spoken 
> and the written languages are different. (So 'no' would be better as a 
> (rather small) collection than a macrolanguage... Note that for 
> Frisian, as similar "fix" was made, but the old code was reassigned to 
> one of the languages.)

It's not our job or that of ietf-languages to change the language 
classifications that ISO 639 has made.  If ISO 639 says "no" is a 
macrolanguage and not a collection code, we should reflect that in BCP 
47.

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