Re: Same language, two locales (RE: Locale string for

From: David Starner (
Date: Sat Sep 02 2000 - 14:35:33 EDT

On Sat, Sep 02, 2000 at 05:45:49AM -0800, wrote:
> >Naturally, the revised version will not be called RFC 1766, but will be
> >assigned a new number. I don't know if UTR #7 will be updated to refer
> >to the new RFC when it is published (I think it should be).
> I don't think UTR#7 should be making any normative reference to any system
> of language identifiers. Unicode is providing a set of characters; it
> should be up to some other protocol to specify how those will be used.

The problem is UTR #7 is useless for widespread communication without
some standard on language identifiers. So removing that reference
drops the utility of UTF #7 greatly.

David Starner -
It was starting to rain on the night that they cried forever,
It was blinding with snow on the night that they screamed goodbye.
	- Dio, "Rock and Roll Children"

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