ISO 639 RAs-JAC decision re Serbian and Croatian

John Cowan cowan at
Sat Jun 28 19:42:19 CEST 2008

Håvard  Hjulstad scripsit:

> Based on a formal request from the National Standardization Bodies and
> the National Libraries of Croatia and Serbia the language identifiers
> for Serbian and Croatian are changed as below in the ISO 639-2 B table
> to correspond to the ISO 639-2 T table. This change also supports
> established usage in bibliographic databases in Croatia. As the old
> identifiers are deprecated (obsolete), rather than deleted, they may
> still appear in bibliographic records created before the implementation
> of this change.

Fortunately, this doesn't affect ietf-languages, for we use the unchanged
2-letter identifiers for Serbian and Croatian.

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