Retired 639-3 codes

Michael Everson everson at
Fri Dec 11 15:56:23 CET 2009

On 11 Dec 2009, at 13:17, Gerard Meijssen wrote:

> There are several reasons why the Wikipedias do not conform to the  
> IETF language tags.

But that's Wikipedia's business, not ours.

> As it is, there are Wikipedias that have a completely wrong code.  
> This is something that the language committee of the Wikimedia  
> Foundation has no control over. We have indicated that it is wrong  
> but the communities involved do not want to change them.

The Foundation has "no control over"? They're *your* servers. Tell 'em  
that you're migrating to be standards-compliant. They'll get used to  
it. ;-)

Michael Everson *

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