First batch of ISO 639-3 modifications

CE Whitehead cewcathar at
Sat Aug 17 01:14:13 CEST 2013

Hi, Doug, all:
These look o.k. to me; thanks for doing these so carefully.
However I do wonder why ISO specified no preferred value for one identifier:
> File-Date: 2013-xx-xx
> %%
> Type: language
> Subtag: mld
> Description: Malakhel
> Added: 2009-07-29
> Deprecated: 2013-xx-xx
> %%

> ---
> . . . 

> 6. Any other relevant information:

  > This registration tracks a change made to ISO 639-3 effective
  > 2013-01-23, retiring the code element 'mld' for Malakhel as
  > non-existent. No Preferred-Value is indicated.

  > For more information on the ISO 639-3 change, refer to:

I don't see why iso did not specify a preferrd value for [mld] as [oru], but fine. (Malakhel [mld] which also is depreciated with no preferred value seems different than Forest Maninka [myq], that is there does not appear to be, in the change request information, any other language it should be associated with.)


--C. E. Whitehead
cewcathar at

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