How to handle macrolanguage when no code?

John Cowan cowan at
Thu Apr 9 02:39:02 CEST 2009

Don Osborn scripsit:

> I'm curious if there is any other recommended way to handle such a situation
> where web content may be deliberately and easily designed to cover more than
> one language as defined by ISO 639 when there is not currently any
> macrolanguage code for them. Could one for example define a whole page as
> having two languages? E.g., something like lang="rw, rn"?

Petition 639-3/RA for a new macrolanguage, I guess.  For sure this list
can't help you.

John Cowan  cowan at
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