Language X within scope of language Y

L.Gillam L.Gillam at
Thu Feb 3 14:25:53 CET 2005

> ISO 3166-3 doesn't code for geographical areas.  It codes
> for changes in the names/codes of countries.  In what way could a
> change in the name/code of a country be relevant to its language?
> Countries don't change their languages when they change their names.
> The burden of persuasion is on you.

"This part of ISO 3166 provides principles and maintenance arrangements of a code for the representation of country names removed from editions 1 to 4 of ISO 3166 and the consecutive edition of ISO 3166-1".

Sorry, but you'll have to make your own decision.

More information about the Ietf-languages mailing list