Ethnologue data now limited until you pay

Jean-Fran├žois Blanc jfb at
Tue Jan 5 10:06:20 CET 2016


Ethnologue is useful but is not the unique reference. SIL ideological /
religious background has fueled many controversies.

It's always a loss to have no more access to formerly free resources, but
there are other ones.

And serious work cannot rely on a unique source.



<francois.blanc at>

2016-01-05 7:53 GMT+01:00 Peter Constable <petercon at>:

> >> Here's to capitalism. Fortunately the ISO 639-3 pages aren't similarly
> restricted yet.
> >
> > Yes, I noticed that. Thus endeth the usefulness of the resource.
> Huh? Capitalism? No longer useful? Both you guys are going overboard in
> your reactions. Fifteen years ago, you had no option but to buy the printed
> edition. We should all be thankful to SIL that they've been giving everyone
> free and unlimited access to this (still useful) resource on the Web for
> many years now, and that there will still be lots of free (just not
> unlimited) access.
> Peter
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