Macrolanguages (was: Re: BCP 47)
doug at ewellic.org
Tue Mar 12 02:02:46 CET 2013
John Cowan wrote:
>> With about 59 million speakers, Yue obviously was intended to be
>> included within "Chinese" in these standards. According to Mark's
>> analysis, this implies that bibliographic needs trumped all other
>> language identification considerations.
> Well, on its face 639-2 was designed for and by bibliographers.
And terminologists, who were also largely responsible for 639-1, which
also has only one code element for Chinese.
Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, USA
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