Changing definition of German (was: Re: ISO 639-3 releases list of 2009 changes)

John Cowan cowan at
Sun Jan 24 00:28:49 CET 2010

Mark Davis â?? scripsit:

> It appears not to make much difference; they blithely did it with
> Lithuanian. The discussion with respect to German has gotten off track; my
> view is that they should have treated ALL ISO 639-2/1 codes as if the
> language name were prefixed by standard; Standard French, Standard Arabic,
> Standard Chinese. 

Standard Dogri, Standard Basa, Standard Chinook Jargon?  What would those be?
Not all 639-2 languages are standardized.

John Cowan                                cowan at
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