>"Tim Berners-Lee has sent a letter of concern to the president of
>ISO about the idea of collecting royalties on...guess what... ISO
>language and country codes! According to the letter, the ISO
>Commercial Policies Steering Group is proposing a royalty on
>commercial use of ISO language, country and currency codes. The
>whole idea seems absurd. On what grounds could uttering lang="en-US"
>be subject to any intellectual property right that justified any
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com