ISO 639 name changes: a general correction
dzo at bisharat.net
Fri Jan 5 17:40:20 CET 2007
As the boundary between what is a language and what is a dialect is open
to discussion, I imagine that the line between macrolanguage and language
group (=? language cluster?) is hard to fix.
My question in all of this is whether these changes alter how these codes
can be used in ICT. For instance, one could in theory write a locale for znd
(now Zande languages) or bin (Edo/Bini) not proposing that (and dont
speak these languages) but rather am asking what the implications of these
changes are for localization.
PanAfrican Localisation project
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[mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no] On Behalf Of Håvard Hjulstad
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To: ISO 639 Joint Advisory Committee; iso639 at dkuug.dk; iso639-2 at loc.gov;
IETF Languages Discussion
Subject: ISO 639 name changes: a general correction
I have circulated a number of announcements with the following statement:
"The implication of this change is that the item is considered a language
group rather than an individual language."
Instead of "language group" I should have used the term "macrolanguage".
(secretary ISO 639 RA-JAC)
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