Fw: Erzgebirgisch Classification Question

Peter Constable petercon at microsoft.com
Wed Mar 26 16:50:37 CET 2008

> From: ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no [mailto:ietf-languages-
> bounces at alvestrand.no] On Behalf Of John Cowan

> 639-2's job is not to "confirm" 639-3.  It is to provide a useful
> subset

Lest someone infer that you consider 639-3 and 639-5 not to be useful, let me suggest different wording: a subset considered useful for certain application scenarios or user communities -- e.g. MARC adopts the 639-2 subset for its purposes.

> of 639-3 (and the future 639-5) consisting of languages that have a
> sufficient amount of sufficiently widely distributed text in them or
> documentation about them.  (Specifically, there must exist at least 50
> documents that are held in no more than 5 institutions.)  Many
> languages
> listed in 639-3 do not meet these restrictions.


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