New Last Call: 'Tags for Identifying Languages' to BCP

Deborah Goldsmith goldsmit at
Mon Dec 13 21:33:25 CET 2004

And here's hoping they go to four digits or otherwise extend the scheme 
instead of recycling when they run out, a non-hypothetical issue if 
they're already up to 891.

Deborah Goldsmith
Internationalization, Unicode liaison
Apple Computer, Inc.
goldsmit at

On Dec 13, 2004, at 6:11 AM, John Cowan wrote:

> UNSD historically has assigned new numerical codes when new "countries"
> come into existence, and has managed to avoid reusing any of its 
> 3-digit
> identifiers

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