ISO 639 JAC procedures (was: Haitian)

Havard Hjulstad
Tue, 7 May 2002 21:53:11 +0200

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From: John Cowan []
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Subject: ISO 639 JAC procedures (was: Haitian)

Havard Hjulstad scripsit:

> There are no plans to "freeze" 639-1 more than it already is. Additions to
> 639-1 of items that are not added to 639-2 will happen only in "extreme"
> cases, if at all.

Then I should like to know, please, what is meant by "revised standard"
in the fourth bullet point of section 4 of

o   New codes will no longer be added to ISO 639-1 after the publication
    of a revised standard unless they are also added to ISO 639-2.

John Cowan <>
I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen,
han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith.  --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_

<HHj> "revised standard" means ISO 639-1:2002 (expected in summer 2002).
However, the principle has already been implemented. </HHj>