Re: [VCARDDAV] Non-Gregorian Calscales?

Filip Navara <filip.navara@gmail.com> Fri, 13 September 2013 07:16 UTC

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Subject: Re: [VCARDDAV] Non-Gregorian Calscales?
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http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-daboo-icalendar-rscale-01 refers to
Unicode BCP47 for possible values and there's pretty good rationale for
using that.

http://unicode.org/repos/cldr/trunk/common/bcp47/calendar.xml

Best regards,
Filip Navara


On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 7:09 AM, DataPacRat <datapacrat@gmail.com> wrote:

> I've been digging around a bit; and I can't seem to find any registry,
> list, RFC, or other IETF or IANA mention of values for vCard's
> "CALSCALE" other than 'Gregorian'.
>
> RFC6350 mentions the possibility in section 5.8, and refers to RFC5545
> section 3.7.1, which only says, "It is expected that other calendar
> scales will be defined in other specifications or by future versions
> of this memo."
>
> Creating a hodgepodge of RFCs for various calendar systems seems like
> a less-than-optimal way to go about things. If there currently is no
> IANA registry of calendar systems, the way there is of language
> subtags, it feels like there should be one. Assuming that my Google-fu
> is strong enough that I haven't simply missed finding an existing
> registry... who should I get in touch with to discuss the pros and
> cons of starting one, and if the former outweigh the latter, the best
> ways to go about it?
>
>
>
> Thank you for your time,
> --
> DataPacRat
> "Then again, I could be wrong."
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