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Re: [Fsfe-uk] List naming?

From: markj
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] List naming?
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 17:51:44 +0100 (BST)

On  6 Aug, E L Tonkin wrote:
> If you think about it, the German TLD is .de, ours is .uk, surely it makes
> perfect sense to be .uk? I thought we were inclusive of non-English
> territories such as Scotland, N.I., Wales? 

It was pointed out on address@hidden that fsfe-de uses de the ISO
language code for German, not de the ISO country code for Federal
Republic of Germany.  I wondered if that made us an anachronism.  In
any case, we are using Ukrainian's code and should be either fsfe-gb
or fsfe-en depending on whether it's country or language...

> In which case it's absolutely
> untrue to use 'Fsfe-en' (not to mention a little insulting to all the rest
> of the UK, who don't appreciate being spoken of as English, like us
> proud Cornish types).

Ah, but Cornish language discussions would have a list fsfe-kw mailing
list, regardless of whether participants joined a British FSFE affiliate
or had their own.

Anyway, the diktat has been issued... should we abide by it?  I was
only idly wondering... ;-)

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