The ISO Concept Database is available - It includes ISO 639

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at
Wed Oct 28 09:45:30 CET 2009

On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 08:59:06AM +0100,
 Håvard Hjulstad <HHj at> wrote 
 a message of 379 lines which said:

> The ISO Concept Database (ISO CDB) is now publicly available:
>, click "log in as guest" (for the time
> being). In the CDB you can search for terms and definitions in a
> large number of (most?) ISO Standards. Under "Codes" you can also
> search for language identifiers from ISO 639, parts 1, 2, 3, and 5.

It is awfully slow ("Loading codes list"...)

It does not provide access to the full list, for local search.

Searching for language code "fr" finds French but also Afrikaans (?)
or Gbaya (???).

It seems quite inferior to services like 
<> or 

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