Language Tag Registration Form - sw-sheng

CE Whitehead cewcathar at
Sun Sep 26 22:59:56 CEST 2010

Doug Ewell doug at 
Sun Sep 26 21:32:22 CEST 2010 
> CE Whitehead <cewcathar at hotmail dot com> wrote:
> I tend to agree that identity is an issue; for more detailed 
> standards, see:
> The question was whether to request an ISO 639-3 language code element 
> or a BCP 47 variant subtag.  The ISO 639-2 criteria are much more 
> restrictive than those for ISO 639-3.
Sorry.  I checked and iso 639-3 basically provides exactly the criteria for distinguishing a language from a dialect that Peter mentioned; the one other issue mentioned is shared literature; see:
Again, my apologies.
--C. E. Whitehead
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