Re: iw

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sat Dec 21 1996 - 05:41:34 EST

At 00:33 1996-12-21, unicode@Unicode.ORG wrote:
>Jonathan Rosenne wrote:
>> The ISO language code for Hebrew is iw. This is an unreasonable choice, and
>> many people use he or hb instead. I think Microsoft also supports he.

The ISO 639 code for Hebrew USED TO BE "iw". It was changed to "he". The
code for Yiddish used to be "ji". It was changed to "yi". The code for
Indonesian used to be "in". It was changed to "id".

The changes were published ISO 639/RA Newsletter No. 1/1989. (in English) (in French) (in Irish)


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