Please add Saraiki Language with (ISO 639-3: skr) in languages

Asked by Shahid Laashary on 2017-07-17

I've read the documentation that explain how to add a language. I want to add a new language 'Saraiki'. I am from Punjab, Pakistan, my language is "Saraiki". Code is need to add (ISO 639-3: sar) or (ISO 639-3: skr). There is a wikipedia reffference page for language , so it would be need to add. Language being spoken in Pakistan & India.
Currently Saraiki language is not active/registered at Regular Launchpad, Is it possible to add my language “Saraiki” ? If so, please add this language.

Language information:
English name: Saraiki
Urdu Name: سرائیکی
Text Direction: Right to Left
Identifier: skr

Plural forms:
Saraiki has 2 plural forms:
Form 0 for 1.
Form 1 for 0, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6...

Thank You So Much.

With Best Regards,
Shahid Laashary

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Colin Watson (cjwatson) said : #1 lists "sar" as already being assigned to a different language, and in any case we can't just unilaterally assign ISO-639 codes here. However, it looks as though "skr" is assigned to Saraiki (, and indeed mentions that.

I've added with the other parameters from your request.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) said : #5

We cannot assign ISO 639-3 codes for you, because we are not the registration authority. We cannot simply grab unused codes. See:

Colin Watson (cjwatson) said : #9

The best I can do is refer you to the registration authority for ISO 639-3, as I did above:

I haven't been through that process myself so I have no idea what that will involve, but if you want a new language code then you need to start there.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) said : #11

No, we cannot add an unregistered code. You will have to go through SIL to get a new one registered.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) said : #14

You will have to get back to us if and when they assign a new code. We don't follow SIL's assignments closely, and I would expect international standards organisations to move relatively slowly and carefully.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) said : #17

si and sl are already registered as the ISO 639-1 codes for Sinhala and Slovenian respectively. I don't believe that new two-letter codes are being assigned, and even if they are they certainly won't be assigned in such a way as to conflict with ISO 639-1.

Finally i have decided and continued with its skr identifier at WordPress, Saraiki is also being used in India so please Update it to Pakistan & India
Thank you.

Best Colin Watson (cjwatson) said : #19

OK, I've added India.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) said : #21

I think that's quite unnecessary really, but fine - I've hidden all your comments here except for the initial question, such that only you and admins can see them. That's the closest facility I have to deletion.

Thanks Colin Watson, that solved my question.