From: Roozbeh Pournader (email@example.com)
Date: Wed May 21 2003 - 05:54:53 EDT
On Tue, 20 May 2003, Rick Cameron wrote:
> Although neither a linguistic authority nor a government (yet?), Microsoft
> calls the language Farsi:
Well, so that's non-standard.
> And apparently the ISO 639 2-letter code for the language is fa.
Codes for many languages are based on the name of the language in itself,
instead of in English. Examples are 'de' for German, 'hr' for Croation,
'zh' for Chinese, 'is' for Icelandic, and 'fa' for Persian. That doesn't
mean anything about the correct way to call the language in English.
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