WiktionaryZ language codes

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Mon Nov 13 15:27:59 CET 2006

On Mon, Nov 13, 2006 at 01:55:37PM +0100,
 Gerard Meijssen <gerardm at wiktionaryz.org> wrote 
 a message of 140 lines which said:

> The IANA language subtag registry is not a list that would work for
> us as is, because it is based solely on ISO-639-1 and ISO-639-2 and
> from our perspective these just do not cut it.

The problem is that ISO 639-3 is, AFAIK, not an official and published
standard yet. It will be handled in RFC 4646bis.

> The format the registry is in, does not help either. It is not ready
> for use in databases.

? Although I personnaly prefer XML, the current format is quite easy
to parse and many people used it as the basis for their own
information system, for instance by entering it in their databases.

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