registry vs. extensions...
mark.davis at jtcsv.com
Sat Oct 25 16:53:33 CEST 2003
One that has always escaped me. If it is codes for the representation of *names*
of languages, then "angelsk", "anglais", etc. should get different codes than
"English"; after all, they are different *names*.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Ewell" <dewell at adelphia.net>
To: <ietf-languages at alvestrand.no>
Sent: Sat, 2003 Oct 25 15:10
Subject: Re: registry vs. extensions...
> <han dot steenwijk at unipd dot it> wrote:
> > "Language" and "dialect" are to a great extent socially motivated
> > notions. Maybe ISO 639 should stress the point that they encode
> > language names, where language means "any linguistic variety that is
> > put to use in various spheres (colloquial, official, ceremonial) and
> > boasts a body of written documentation produced by native speakers".
> ISO 639 encodes "codes for the representation of names of languages,"
> not the language names themselves. It's a subtle but important
> -Doug Ewell
> Fullerton, California
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