New ISO 639 language identifiers - Upper and Lower Sorbian

Håvard Hjulstad havard at
Mon Sep 1 12:20:24 CEST 2003

The ISO 639 Registration Authorities' Joint Advisory Committee (JAC) has
approved the following two items:

Alpha-3 identifier: hsb
(no alpha-2 identifier)
English name: Upper Sorbian
French name: haut-sorabe

Alpha-3 identifier: dsb
(no alpha-2 identifier)
English name: Lower Sorbian
French name: bas-sorabe

As to the indigenous names of these two items we have received different
information from various sources, and the information will be checked before
included in the official lists. I should also like to invite other experts
to submit information about the indigenous names of the Sorbian languages.

Best regards,
Håvard Hjulstad

Håvard Hjulstad    mailto:havard at
Chairman ISO/TC37 (Terminology and other language resources)
Convener of ISO/TC37/SC2/WG1 (Language coding)
Acting chairman of ISO 639 RA-JAC
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