Anomaly in upcoming registry
gerard.lang at insee.fr
Wed Jul 1 08:45:36 CEST 2009
Thank you very much for this complement.
In fact, my initial description of ISO 639-5 collective language names was not completely accurate because, stictly speaking, "(remainder group)" [or "(group)"] is not really included in the collective name languages as defined inside ISO 639-5, it is an information linking ISO 639-5 with ISO 639-2 that is given inside all ISO 639-5 tables, and that should be maintained when ISO 639-2 is modified regarding such linking information
So that my text should be completed by the adjunction of a new point:
"12-On 2009-03-03, ISO 639/RA-JAC changed the language names concerning 42 alpha-3 collective language ISO 639-2 code elements, so that:
-"ine/ine" that was an initial code element of ISO 639-2 (1998) changed its collective language name from "Indo-European (Others)/ indo-européennes, autres langues" to
"Indo-European, languages/ indo-européennes, langues";
-"sla/sla" that was an initial code element of ISO 639-2 (1998) changed its collective language name from "Slavic (Other)/ slaves, autres langues" to "Slavic languages/ slaves, langues".
When ISO 639-2 changes modify informations having interest for the linking information column inside ISO 639-5, this column should be accordingly maintained."
De : ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no] De la part de Doug Ewell
Envoyé : mercredi 1 juillet 2009 04:43
À : ietf-languages at iana.org
Objet : Re: Anomaly in upcoming registry
Lang Gérard <gerard dot lang at insee dot fr> wrote:
> 11-ISO 639-5 (2008-05-15) includes the entry "sla", that an alpha-3
> ISO 639-5 code element to represent the family language name "Slavic
> languages (remainder group)", that is under the hierarchy of the
> alpha-3 ISO 639-5 code element "ine" to represent the family language
> name "Indo-European (remainder group)."
"Remainder group" is an ISO 639-5 term for an ISO 639-2 concept, viz.
"Indo-European (Other)", and these were all effectively converted to full language groups on 2009-03-03 by changing the reference names.
Check the change page at
ISO 639-5/RA should consider updating their information to match that maintained by ISO 639-2/RA, especially since it's the same RA.
Doug Ewell * Thornton, Colorado, USA * RFC 4645 * UTN #14 http://www.ewellic.org http://www1.ietf.org/html.charters/ltru-charter.html
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