[OT] Re: Country codes

From: Kevin Brown (graphity@adelaide.on.net)
Date: Mon Apr 28 2003 - 22:12:50 EDT

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    Doug Ewell at <dewell@adelphia.net>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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