Re: language identifiers - iso 639

From: Keld J|rn Simonsen (
Date: Sun Sep 17 1995 - 16:47:29 EDT

Mark Leisher writes:

> Are you aware of any proposals to significantly increase the coverage
> of ISO 639?

Yes, I am aware of two proposals:

One is to create a 3-letter code for the standard, called
ISO 639-2 - it recaed CD stage but was stalled because of political
ISO battless. I am not up to date on the current state of affairs.

The other is from CEN to encompass the languages that we are
dealing with in our work, this is on indeginous (sp?)
European languages. We will then forward this to the ISO 639
Maintenance Agency for adding it to the ISO 639 proper.


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