Question on ISO-639:1988

Michael Everson everson at
Tue Jun 1 16:16:02 CEST 2004

At 15:08 +0100 2004-06-01, Debbie Garside wrote:
>  >I looked at the description of Irish that is or was on the
>>Linguasphere website once, and it divided things up so much that I
>>find it hard to see a use for it.
>Also, that is the reason for the family of 639 standards. If you don't need
>the granularity offered by ISO 639-6 use 639-3/2/1 (and 5) as there is
>complete mapping between them which means you can start with 639-1 but
>expand to use 639-6 if you find it necessary.

I questioned the linguistic accuracy of the divisions made. But I 
shall wait until I see the rest of the data.
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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