Questions on ISO 639-3

Phillips, Addison addison at
Tue Dec 2 18:23:56 CET 2008

What Karen is actually saying is: “Scotland does not have an ISO 3166-1 code assigned to it”. Scotland is certainly a nation. Whether it qualifies as a separate country depends on criteria not established here but rather at ISO 3166.


Addison Phillips
Globalization Architect -- Lab126

Internationalization is not a feature.
It is an architecture.

From: ietf-languages-bounces at [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at] On Behalf Of Marion Gunn
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 9:05 AM
To: ietf-languages at; Karen_Broome at
Subject: RE: Questions on ISO 639-3

Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 11:44:18 -0800

From: "Broome, Karen" <Karen_Broome at><mailto:Karen_Broome at>

Subject: RE: Questions on ISO 639-3

Scotland is not a country.

Karen Broom

Scotland IS a country, Karen (a great country over a thousand years older than Germany - well, even the USA is an older country than Germany!), whatever you and Sony Corp may believe (or wish others believed). How can it be that new countries, such as Bosnia and Kosovo and other countries only recently emerged from bloody wars, are now being accepted as legitimate countries by the politically-motivated using as tools lists such as this (for the purposes of ISO 639 currently under joint US-Austrian control), who refuse to accept as legitimate countries so many peaceful old countries with their own ancient legal and admistrative systems, such as Scotland is?


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