German as used in Liechtenstein

Doug Ewell dewell at
Wed Dec 22 08:32:34 CET 2004

JFC (Jefsey) Morfin <jefsey at jefsey dot com> wrote:

> The identification is about "". There are 239 country
> codes in ISO-3166 and 6000 or so languages in ISO 639, this means that
> there are 239x6000 tags.

There are 472 language codes in ISO 639-1 and ISO 639-2, the only parts
that currently exist outside of draft form.  So there are "only" 239 ×
472 = 112,808 syntactically legal language-region tags.

In addition, as Randy Presuhn said, the overwhelming majority of these
are like Addison and Mark's example of "ale-BE," syntactically legal but
unlikely to be of any real use.

-Doug Ewell
 Fullerton, California

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