From: Kevin Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Apr 28 2003 - 22:12:50 EDT
Doug Ewell at <email@example.com>wrote:
>I hadn't drawn the connection to language codes. Yes, of course, "ko"
>is the ISO 639 code for the Korean language, but there is no country
>code "ko" -- North Korea is "kp" (for People's Republic of) and South
>Korea is "kr" (for Republic of).
Any confusion between language codes and country codes is now virtually
impossible because all the major language codes (ISO 639-2, MARC and SIL)
now use THREE letters instead of two eg the ISO 639-2 code for the Korean
language is kor.
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