FYI: withdrawal of ISO 639-6

John Cowan cowan at
Tue Oct 21 22:26:16 CEST 2014

Peter Constable scripsit:

> At the TC37/SC2 meeting this past summer in Berlin, a decision was
> taken to initiate a committee ballot to withdraw ISO 639-6, "Alpha-4
> code for comprehensive coverage of language variants". That ballot has
> just closed and has passed (simple majority required). At this point,
> national bodies will be notified and given two months in which they
> can raise objections to withdrawal.

Thanks for the heads-up.  Were any reasons given?

John Cowan        cowan at
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