[Ltru] 'car' in different ISO 639 parts

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Mon Jun 9 19:32:42 CEST 2008

Peter Constable scripsit:

> This is an inconsistency in ISO 639 that the JAC should resolve: 639-5
> is giving a very different denotation from -2/-3 -- a collection scope
> versus individual-language scope -- which is something that should
> never happen.

It would be good if the JAC could expedite this.

Does the provision for "rest groups" in 639-5 and their treatment as
full families mean that the effort to remove "(Other)" in 639-2 is a
dead letter now?

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