Re: [OT] Re: Country codes

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Tue Apr 29 2003 - 00:43:37 EDT

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    Kevin Brown <graphity at adelaide dot on dot net> wrote:

    > 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.

    RFC 3066, the standard for language tags on the Internet, *requires* the
    use of ISO 639-1 (two-letter) codes instead of ISO 639-2 (three-letter)
    codes whenever possible.

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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