Retired 639-3 codes
cowan at ccil.org
Mon Dec 14 16:48:24 CET 2009
Michael(tm) Smith scripsit:
> I also see now that my thought about trying to use the ISO 639-3
> code retirement mappings list to provide suggestions for the
> retired codes wouldn't work on its own anyway -- because I'd then
> also need to have some other data source to be able to map a
> suggested-replacement code element such as "eng" to its equivalent
> BCP 47 subtag.
http://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/php/code_list.php provides inter
alia a mapping between 2-letter and 3-letter codes, since all languages
coded in 639-2 have the same code in 639-3.
John Cowan cowan at ccil.org http://ccil.org/~cowan
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