The term "agency" in ISO 639

Michael Everson everson at
Fri May 30 10:36:01 CEST 2003

At 23:43 -0400 2003-05-29, John Cowan wrote:
>The ISO 639 website says that to qualify for an ISO 639-2 code an
>"agency" must hold 50 documents in the language, or up to five agencies
>must hold 50 documents between them.  The term "agency" does not
>seem to be defined.
>Can someone please either point me to a definition or give an informal
>explanation of the term?  In particular, can an NGO be an "agency"?

Ask the 639 RA/JAC.
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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