Scottish English

JFC (Jefsey) Morfin jefsey at
Fri Oct 21 05:44:12 CEST 2005

Sorry for the typo. Obviously read "which identifies the name of 
powers". But for the purpose of the remark it is OK.

At 23:55 20/10/2005, JFC (Jefsey) Morfin wrote:
>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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