proposed ISO 639 change for "arn"

Peter Constable petercon at
Wed Dec 12 06:30:20 CET 2012

From: Doug Ewell [mailto:doug at] 

>> There definitely is no way to make Windows _stop_ recognizing "arn".

> Peter, strictly speaking, Windows uses BCP 47 identifiers, not ISO 639-3 
> code elements, right?
> If 'arn' were withdrawn from ISO 639-3 and a new code element were 
> created to represent Mapudungan, then the BCP 47 effect would be to 
> deprecate (not vaporize) 'arn'. If that happened, is there some reason 
> that Windows couldn't continue to use the now-deprecated 'arn'?

My point above was that Windows would _have_ to continue to recognize 'arn', even if it were deprecated.


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