[Ltru] Re: Frisian problems

Peter Constable petercon at microsoft.com
Mon Nov 14 18:16:56 CET 2005

> From: ltru-bounces at ietf.org [mailto:ltru-bounces at ietf.org] On Behalf Of John.Cowan

> An alternative is to change DIS 639-3 so that 'fry' is no longer a
> macrolanguage but simply the 639-3 code for Western Frisian

> I don't know how much turmoil that would cause with existing data.
> It may even be that the 639-2/RA assumed that 'fy'/'fry' already meant
> Western Frisian specifically.

The ISO 639 JAC is in the process of clarifying the documentation for 'fy'/'fry' in precisely this way, that the corresponding change will be made before 639-3 is published.‎

Peter Constable

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