Scottish English

JFC (Jefsey) Morfin jefsey at
Thu Oct 20 23:55:33 CEST 2005

At 23:28 20/10/2005, Mark Crispin wrote:
>Hence my observation that it's really about power.

You are right. ISO 3166 is the standard which defines powers. So it 
can be orthogonal to languages. However often a lingual community 
corresponds to a social community which has embodied a State. This is 
why relating languages and country codes makes very often little 
sense, except for large geolinguistic entities or big powers which 
can force a language (and represent probably the majority of the people).

This is why ISO 639-6 is of major interest for open users. It should 
be embedded in RFC 3066 ter if I understood well? And a table 
available in November from what Debbie said.

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