[Ltru] 'car' in different ISO 639 parts

Peter Constable petercon at microsoft.com
Mon Jun 9 19:21:15 CEST 2008

> From: ltru-bounces at ietf.org [mailto:ltru-bounces at ietf.org] On Behalf Of
> Doug Ewell

> 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 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.


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