Alemanic & Swiss German

Doug Ewell dewell at
Tue Dec 12 08:36:59 CET 2006

Frank Ellermann <nobody at xyzzy dot claranet dot de> wrote:

> And it's important to get this right in the first attempt,
> there's no way to fix dubious codes later, unlike dubious
> descriptions.  At best they could be deprecated, but then
> they're burnt "forever", unavailable for real needs.  And
> 26*26*26 isn't that much.

It's well over twice the current number of code elements assigned in 
639-3.  Unless the scope of 639-3 changes dramatically, there will be 
plenty of codes.  What will be in short supply will be *mnemonic* codes. 
"wxq" will still be available, but fans of mnemonic codes won't like it.

Doug Ewell  *  Fullerton, California, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14

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