Apostrophes (was: Re: ISO 639-3 changes)

Doug Ewell doug at ewellic.org
Sun Jan 25 22:49:36 CET 2015

Kent Karlsson wrote:
>> 3. The first ASCII letter (A-Z) in the name should always be
>> capitalized.
> That should be "The first cased letter in..."

Yes, correct. For the languages in question here, the first cased letter 
happens to be an ASCII letter. But the general rule is about cased 

> (the language names in the registry are written in English).

Well, they're written in whatever ISO 639 calls them. They're mostly in 
English, and they're mostly capitalized according to English rules, but 
there are explicitly no guarantees about this.

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