ISO 639 JAC decision re mo/mol

Doug Ewell doug at
Mon Nov 3 15:31:41 CET 2008

Håvard Hjulstad <HHj at standard dot no> wrote:

> The identifiers mo and mol are deprecated
> leaving ro and ron/rum the current language identifiers to be used for 
> the variant of the Romanian language also known as Moldavian and 
> Moldovan in English and moldave in French. (The identifier ron is used 
> in the ISO 639-2 T table; the identifier rum in the ISO 639-2 B 
> table.)
> The identifiers mo and mol will not be assigned to different items, 
> and recordings using these identifiers will not be invalid.

The registration form and proposed new record to mark 'mo' as Deprecated 
in the LSR will be posted shortly.

Strange that ISO 639-2/RA should choose to deprecate this code element 
less than five months after updating it with a new variant name 

Doug Ewell  *  Thornton, Colorado, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14  ˆ

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