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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saraiki , 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

Question information

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Colin Watson
Solved:
2017-07-18
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2017-07-18
Last reply:
2017-07-18

This question was reopened

Colin Watson (cjwatson) said : #1

http://www-01.sil.org/iso639-3/codes.asp?order=639_3&letter=s 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 (http://www-01.sil.org/iso639-3/documentation.asp?id=skr), and indeed https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saraiki_dialect mentions that.

I've added https://translations.launchpad.net/+languages/skr 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:

  http://www-01.sil.org/iso639-3/

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:

  http://www-01.sil.org/iso639-3/

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.