Havard Hjulstad havard@hjulstad.com
Tue, 7 May 2002 12:00:13 +0200

There is no dragon blood involved any more (endangered species!) ...

To get an ISO 639 alpha-2 or alpha-3 identifier, there are some
requirements. You will find it all described at
http://lcweb.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/iso639jac.html. There is also an
online form.

Havard Hjulstad
(acting chairman of ISO 639 Registration Authorities' Joint Advisory

-----Original Message-----
From: ietf-languages-admin@alvestrand.no
[mailto:ietf-languages-admin@alvestrand.no]On Behalf Of Sean M. Burke
Sent: 7. mai 2002 05:57
To: Peter_Constable@sil.org; ietf-languages@eikenes.alvestrand.no
Subject: Re: Haitian

At 20:51 2002-05-06 -0500, Peter_Constable@sil.org wrote:
>And please, whatever you do, don't request, "cpf-HT".
We are already unanimous on that point!

>This one would surely meet the requirements for ISO 639-2, and perhaps even
>ISO639-1 (it is a national language, after all).

Intersting!  What's the procedure for registering either way?

The last time I looked for info on ISO registration, it was required a
midnight seance with six-fingered Swissmen, during a lunar eclipse, on
Easter Island, and a check for 2i+3 piastres (drawn on a Maltese account),
endorsed, in dragon blood, by two unrelated Lovecraftian gods.

But that was a long time ago, and I hope that ISO has become more
accessible since then.

Sean M. Burke    http://www.spinn.net/~sburke/

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