ISO 639-3 releases list of 2009 changes
doug at ewellic.org
Fri Jan 22 15:01:14 CET 2010
ISO 639-3/RA has released a new set of changes for the 2009 change
As the home page indicates, 83 explicit changes have been made in the
ISO 639-3 code set. This will probably translate to roughly, but not
exactly, 83 changes in the Language Subtag Registry. Registration forms
and proposed records for each of these will be posted to this list in
accordance with BCP 47 requirements. This will probably happen over the
next few weeks, sooner if I look under a rock and find some unexpected
Of possible interest to this list, based on earlier discussions: Latvian
was converted to a macrolanguage (encompassing Latgalian and Standard
Latvian); the corresponding requests for Lithuanian have *not* yet been
approved, but are still pending; and Auriongx was rejected.
Since this announcement will likely cause some individuals to notice
certain ISO 639-3 requests for the first time, please note that this
list is not the venue to protest that a given change should not have
been made, or a decision should have been made differently. The correct
approach would be to submit a request to ISO 639-3/RA, although it would
have been far better to comment during the comment period.
Likewise, the Reviewer (with our help) is required to cause these
changes to be reflected in the LSR, unless a conflict would ensue (e.g.
a clerical error on the part of the RA would result in a duplicate or
invalid subtag). It is not for us to decide at this point whether we
agree or disagree with the RA's decisions.
Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | http://www.ewellic.org
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