Why alpha4 codes? [was: RE: Question on ISO-639:1988]
debbie at ictmarketing.co.uk
Fri Jun 4 17:21:04 CEST 2004
Thank you for clarifying the technical aspect John.
John Clews scripsit:
>> Why on earth are alpha4 codes suggested for these extended language
>> What sort of uses/grounds/syntax would the standard have to ensure that
>> they are not confused with ISO 15924 codes?
>In a pure ISO context, they wouldn't be, any more than 10-digit (U.S.)
>telephone numbers are confused with ISBNs.
>In a post-RFC-3066 context they wouldn't be either. Language codes are
>used as the first subtag of an RFC-3066-style identifier, and script
>codes appear later if at all.
John Cowan jcowan at reutershealth.com
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