Runyakitara (RE: New item in ISO 639-2 - Zaza)
dzo at bisharat.net
Thu Aug 24 15:37:06 CEST 2006
What are the guidelines and expert opinions re getting ISO-639 codes for an
engineered standard version of a set of very closely related tongues? A
prime example is Runyakitara in western Uganda.
What sort of provisions will the evolving ISO-639 system have for cases
where language planning (called by one source a resurgent field) leads to
active steps to develop such standard language versions for use in
education, ICT, etc. ?
More info on Runyakitara with some links is at
http://www.panafril10n.org/wikidoc/pmwiki.php/PanAfrLoc/Runyakitara (this is
a wiki page the password for editing is Africa ). This is one of a number
of languages (or clusters) for which information for localization is being
Thanks in advance for any feedback.
Don Osborn, Ph.D. dzo at bisharat.net
*Bisharat! A language, technology & development initiative
*Bisharat! Initiative langues - technologie - développement
*PanAfrican Localisation Project
*Projet panafricain sur la localisation
http://www.bisharat.net/PanAfrLoc (new domain coming)
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