[Ltru] 'car' in different ISO 639 parts

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Sun Jun 8 19:52:20 CEST 2008

Doug Ewell scripsit:

> For 'car' we have a unique problem.  ISO 639-5 defines this code element 
> as "Carib languages" and calls it a group (not remainder) code, but ISO 
> 639-2 and 639-3 both define it as "Galibi Carib".  This was officially 
> changed in 639-2 from plain "Carib" on 2006-11-22.  Indeed, 639-3 
> identifies this as an Individual language.  This affects not only the 
> Description fields in the Registry, but also the Scope field if it is 
> ultimately decided to add one.

I bugged the Library of Congress (which is both 639-2/RA and 639-5/RA)
about this one; in the end, only they can decide.

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