Results of Duplicate Busters Survey #2

Peter Constable petercon at
Sun Sep 7 02:18:45 CEST 2008

> From: ietf-languages-bounces at [mailto:ietf-languages-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Frank Ellermann

> IMO decreeing that RFC 4646 and older tags are obsoleted
> by whatever ISO 639-3 says is no option.  There will be
> applications limiting themselves to RFC 4646 languages,
> all ISO 639-1/2 warts included.  Interpreting such tags
> as defined in ISO 639-3 can result in unclear gibberish.

Alpha-3 language IDs that are in ISO 639-2 and the alpha-3 counterparts to alpha-2 IDs in ISO 639-1 represent the same semantics in ISO 639-3 as the items in ISO 639-1/-2.


More information about the Ietf-languages mailing list