The limit of language codes

Debbie Garside debbie at
Tue Feb 20 16:15:51 CET 2007


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> [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at] On Behalf Of Jon Hanna
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> Subject: Re: The limit of language codes
> Marion Gunn wrote:
>  > it makes more sense to fix that old
> > (gb) error by matching the correct, newer (uk) code to such 
> languages 
> > codes as it happens to fit.
> It would seem that ISO tends to listen to requests for ISO 
> code changes for countries when they come from the national 
> standards bodies of the countries in question. Hence the BSI 
> would be the people to propose this through.
> Given the requirements for massive changes to many running 
> systems that would change the internal workings of millions 
> of pounds worth of systems in the UK alone for no benefit and 
> indeed no visible change, I doubt it would be accepted. 
> Still, BSI are the people you should be talking to.
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