The opposite it true, Doug. ISO 639 will ONLY issue new 639-1
(two-letter) codes for languages that already have a 639-2 (three-letter)
code. That means, in effect, that the ISO 639-1/MA (AT InfoTerm) has its
hands tied: it can no longer register any new lanugage tag identifiers
for languages not already approved by the ISO 639-2/MA (US Library of
Arsa Doug Ewell:
> Antoine Leca <Antoine.Leca@renault.fr> wrote:
> >> 1) Normalize to single form when possible. Use ISO 639-1 code
> >> instead of 639-2 if one exists.
> > Are you forced to re-tag every bit of data when ISO 639/RA issues a
> > new code?
> From what I have heard, ISO 639/MA will not be issuing any new 639-1
> (two-letter) codes for languages that already have a 639-2 (three-
> letter) code. So this re-tagging scenario should not occur and Carl's
> solution, which is the same as that proposed in RFC 1766 bis, should
> work fine.
> -Doug Ewell
> Fullerton, California
-- Marion Gunn Everson Gunn Teoranta <http://www.egt.ie>
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