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

Doug Ewell doug at
Sun Jan 24 00:34:25 CET 2010

Kent Karlsson <kent dot karlsson14 at comhem dot se> wrote:

> As far as I can tell, a language code can be reclassified to be a 
> collection code at any time as well. This has already happened for 
> "chs", Chumash (languages). (The receiving RA seems slow at adopting 
> this though...)

'chs' was retired from ISO 639-3 as a decades-old error.  I haven't seen 
any evidence that 639-2 or 639-5 intends, or was requested, to pick this 
up as a collection.

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