an old item: es-americas

Sean M. Burke sburke at
Thu Mar 25 23:05:39 CET 2004

At 12:49 PM 2004-03-25, jcowan at wrote:
> > I point out a problem: they're totally obscure.  Country codes are
> > relatively well-known at least to the people the codes apply to --  but
> > good God, "es-019" !?
>Live and learn.  Who knew, before the present era, that jp was Japan but
>ja was Japanese?

Live and learn.  Having "ja" for Japanese and "jp" for Japan was a nasty 
obscurantist mistake and should never be repeated, much less compounded 
with even greater obscurity.

Sean M. Burke

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