[Ltru] 'car' in different ISO 639 parts
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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