[tei-council] xml:lang="eng"

Lou Burnard lou.burnard at retired.ox.ac.uk
Thu Dec 8 16:51:33 EST 2011

On 08/12/11 21:42, Martin Holmes wrote:
> After a bit more reading, I discovered that the list cited belongs to
> RFC 5646, and RFC 5646 says this:
> "This document replaces [RFC4646] (which obsoleted [RFC3066] which, in
>      turn, replaced [RFC1766]).  This document, in combination with
>      [RFC4647], comprises BCP 47.  For a list of changes in this document,
>      see Section 8."
> In other words, I believe that BCP 47 is still in force. The list of
> subtags here, then:
> <http://www.iana.org/assignments/language-subtag-registry>
> is very convenient, and we should point to it, but I'm not sure how we
> should modify the discussion around BCP 47 and the two ISO standards.
> For the moment, given that we want to release soon, I'm inclined to do
> the following:
> 1. Fix bad values (already in progress).
> 2. Add a sentence to the discussion in CH to the effect that "A useful
> list of language subtags can be found at
> <http://www.iana.org/assignments/language-subtag-registry>".
> 3. Raise a ticket asking for a thoughtful revision of the discussion of
> BCP 47 and its related RFCs and ISO standards.
> Does that make sense?

+1 from me

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