Question on ISO-639:1988
everson at evertype.com
Tue Jun 1 16:16:02 CEST 2004
At 15:08 +0100 2004-06-01, Debbie Garside wrote:
> >I looked at the description of Irish that is or was on the
>>Linguasphere website once, and it divided things up so much that I
>>find it hard to see a use for it.
>Also, that is the reason for the family of 639 standards. If you don't need
>the granularity offered by ISO 639-6 use 639-3/2/1 (and 5) as there is
>complete mapping between them which means you can start with 639-1 but
>expand to use 639-6 if you find it necessary.
I questioned the linguistic accuracy of the divisions made. But I
shall wait until I see the rest of the data.
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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