[Ltru] 'car' in different ISO 639 parts

CE Whitehead cewcathar at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 10 00:03:55 CEST 2008

Hi, would the following clause require JAC to expedite its decision as to whether car refers to a single language or not??  
According to:


"A.3.3 Additions and deletions to the list of entities, changes of codes
Requests for additions, deletions, and changes of codes shall be supported by a justification. When ISO 639-2/RA consults ISO 639/RA-JAC about the proposed inclusion, deletion or change, and suggests a code, ISO 639/RA-JAC is obliged to respond within one month. Simultaneously ISO 639-1/RA will be informed and asked for comments."

--C. E. Whitehead
cewcathar at hotmail.com

Peter Constable petercon at microsoft.com
Mon Jun 9 19:47:09 CEST 2008

> From: John Cowan [mailto:cowan at ccil.org]

>>> 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.

> I have raised the issue.

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