ISO 639-5 reconfirmation ballot (long)
doug at ewellic.org
Tue Jul 19 05:23:26 CEST 2016
>> To be able to provide this, all nodes in the hierarchy, all
>> languages, all dialects, would by assigned atomic, semi-mnemonic,
>> non-transferable four-letter codes.
> This sounds exactly like ISO 639-6. Why was that standard withdrawn,
Actually, ISO 639-6 used existing three-letter codes for languages when
possible, and assigned four-letter codes for groupings (moving up the
tree) and dialects and other variants (moving down the tree).
So the only difference is that Caoimhín's system would use four-letter
codes uniformly. It seems that 639-6 actually would have been a better
fit for Anthony's use case of being able to identify an individual
language code at sight.
Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, US | ewellic.org
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