Tuesday, September 12, 2000
Last Friday was International Literacy Day here at LC. SIL was among
those distributing literature here. From it I gather their goal is to
define and implement writing systems for many presently unwritten
languages and dialects. A worthy goal I'm sure. My point is that
SIL's continued progress would mean that the two lists would tend
gradually to converge. If that is true then care to coordinate the codes
in the ISO 639 and a 'spoken only' list would seem desirable.
Jim Agenbroad ( jage@LOC.gov )
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