Alemanic & Swiss German
dewell at adelphia.net
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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