Mandarin Chinese, Simplified Script
everson at evertype.com
Thu Jun 16 09:13:36 CEST 2005
At 00:20 +0100 2005-06-16, Debbie Garside wrote:
>ISO 639-3 was devised to provide a comprehensive set of identifiers for all
>languages for use in a wide range of applications, including linguistics
>(already covered by 639-1), lexicography (already covered by 639-2
>terminology, which was also the original purpose of 639-1) and
>internationalisation of information systems.
Library tagging was a primary motivator for 639-2, which took on the MARC tags.
>I do not think it is a good idea to add a special purpose ID for something
>that is not a language...
The library community has identified a need for such a tag.
>it MAY open the flood gates for others... turning
>639 into something other than a list of comprehensive identifiers for
Sorry, that's not good enough. Name of the others you think would be
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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