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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Mon Feb 26, 2001  5:21 pm
Subject:  new sgn-* language codes

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SignWriting List
February 26, 2001

Dear SW List!
Michael Everson, the designer of our Sutton Fingerspelling Fonts in
True Type, has also been working on establishing language codes for
different signed languages.

For example, you know how people place in their email
headers..."Languages accepted: EN, DE

Those codes mean English and German....so EN means "English", and so forth....

Such codes are needed for signed languages too, now that Brazil is
working on a chat room in SignWriting...we need to be able to say
which Sign Language we are writing in!! (Isn't that wonderful? ;-)

So....

Angus just posted the following message on SLLING...Thanks for
informing us, Angus. It appears that these language codes have been
approved....or I believe that is the case, judging by the message
that is posted below....

sgn....means "Sign Language" in general (that was established last year)

the new ones are...

sgn-US....means the native Sign Language of the US (or American Sign Language)
sgn-IE....means the native Sign Language of Ireland (or Irish Sign Language)
sgn-NI.....Nicaraguan Sign Language
sgn-GB.....British Sign Language (BSL)


Many thanks for the information, Angus!

Val ;-)


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From: "Angus B. Grieve-Smith"
Subject: new sgn-* language codes (fwd)
To: SignWriting List

The following language codes have been added to the Internet
Assigned Numbers Authority database.

-Angus B. Grieve-Smith
Linguistics Department
The University of New Mexico


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Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 15:36:14 +0000
To: IANA
From: Michael Everson
Subject: I approve the registration of sgn-US (American Sign Language)
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LANGUAGE TAG REGISTRATION FORM

Name of requester : Michael Everson
E-mail address of requester:
Tag to be registered : sgn-US

English name of language : American Sign Language

Native name of language (transcribed into ASCII): American Sign Language, ASL

Reference to published description of the language (book or article):

Costello, Elaine. 1998. Random House Webster's American Sign Language
Dictionary. New York: Random House. ISBN 0-679-78011-4
====
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Michael Everson ** Everson Gunn Teoranta ** http://www.egt.ie
15 Port Chaeimhghein Íochtarach; Baile Átha Cliath 2; Éire/Ireland
Mob +353 86 807 9169 ** Fax +353 1 478 2597 ** Vox +353 1 478 2597
27 Páirc an Fhéithlinn; Baile an Bhóthair; Co. Átha Cliath; Éire



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Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 15:37:15 +0000
To: IANA
From: Michael Everson
Subject: I approve the registration of sgn-IE (Irish Sign Language)
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LANGUAGE TAG REGISTRATION FORM

Name of requester : Michael Everson
E-mail address of requester:
Tag to be registered : sgn-IE

English name of language : Irish Sign Language

Native name of language (transcribed into ASCII): Irish Sign Language (ISL)

Reference to published description of the language (book or article):

Matthews, Patrick A. 1994. The Irish Deaf Community: Volume 1:
History of Education, Language and Culture. (ITÉ Research Report: 22)
Dublin: Institiúid Teangeolaíochta Éireann. ISBN 0-946452-13-X
(paper); 0-946452-12-1 (hard).
====
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Michael Everson ** Everson Gunn Teoranta ** http://www.egt.ie
15 Port Chaeimhghein Íochtarach; Baile Átha Cliath 2; Éire/Ireland
Mob +353 86 807 9169 ** Fax +353 1 478 2597 ** Vox +353 1 478 2597
27 Páirc an Fhéithlinn; Baile an Bhóthair; Co. Átha Cliath; Éire


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Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 15:36:43 +0000
To: IANA
From: Michael Everson
Subject: I approve the registration of sgn-GB (British Sign Language)
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LANGUAGE TAG REGISTRATION FORM

Name of requester : Michael Everson
E-mail address of requester:
Tag to be registered : sgn-GB

English name of language : British Sign Language

Native name of language (transcribed into ASCII): British Sign Language (BSL)

Reference to published description of the language (book or article):

Brien, David, ed. 1992. Dictionary of British Sign Language/English.
London: Faber and Faber. ISBN 0-571-14346-6
====
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Michael Everson ** Everson Gunn Teoranta ** http://www.egt.ie
15 Port Chaeimhghein Íochtarach; Baile Átha Cliath 2; Éire/Ireland
Mob +353 86 807 9169 ** Fax +353 1 478 2597 ** Vox +353 1 478 2597
27 Páirc an Fhéithlinn; Baile an Bhóthair; Co. Átha Cliath; Éire


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Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 15:37:36 +0000
To: IANA
From: Michael Everson
Subject: I approve the registration of sgn-NI (Nicaraguan Sign Language)
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LANGUAGE TAG REGISTRATION FORM

Name of requester : Michael Everson
E-mail address of requester:
Tag to be registered : sgn-NI

English name of language : Nicaraguan Sign Language

Native name of language (transcribed into ASCII): Idioma de Senas de Nicaragua

Reference to published description of the language (book or article):

Lopez Gomez, J.J., Perez Castellon, A. M., Rivera Rostran, J. M., and
Baltodano Baltodano, J.F., (eds.), Diccionario del Idioma de Senas de
Nicaragua. Managua: Asociacion Nacional se Sordos de Nicaragua
(ANSNIC).
====
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Michael Everson ** Everson Gunn Teoranta ** http://www.egt.ie
15 Port Chaeimhghein Íochtarach; Baile Átha Cliath 2; Éire/Ireland
Mob +353 86 807 9169 ** Fax +353 1 478 2597 ** Vox +353 1 478 2597
27 Páirc an Fhéithlinn; Baile an Bhóthair; Co. Átha Cliath; Éire


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