Question on ISO-639:1988
ahoang at wwre.org
Fri May 21 15:33:52 CEST 2004
Håvard Hjulstad (ISO 639 Project Leader),
I'm working with EAN.UCC, a standards community for the global Retail & Consumer Manufacturing industry. In our XML messaging standards, we have specified ISO-639:1988 as the official code list for specifying language. I see that your publication of the language codes specify 2 lowercase alpha characters.
As a B2B trading community, should we be enforcing that only lower case characters be used? Have you faced issues where a community implements both lowercase and uppercase characters? In the case that both lowercase and uppercase are used, is there a preferred best practice between the two?
Thanks in advance for your help,
Functional Architect, WorldWide Item Management
WorldWide Retail Exchange
625 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
[email: ahoang at wwre.org]
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