From: Doug Ewell (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Jul 12 2003 - 00:51:55 EDT
Philippe Verdy <verdy_p at wanadoo dot fr> wrote:
> Good luck with ISO language codes which does not even
> define them, and contain many duplicate codes even in
> the Alpha-2 space (he/iw, in/id), or unprecize codes
> matching sometimes very imprecize families of languages
> overlapping other language codes...
The codes "iw" for Hebrew and "in" for Indonesian were deprecated
FOURTEEN YEARS AGO. It is not accurate or fair to refer to them as
"duplicates" of "he" and "id". The Registration Authority deprecates
such codes, rather than deleting them, for backward compatibility with
any data that might contain the old codes.
The part about codes for language families overlapping other codes for
specific languages is, regrettably, true.
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