RE: Questions re ISO-639-1,2,3

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Thu Jul 14 2005 - 10:54:51 CDT

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    > From: []
    > Behalf Of Doug Ewell

    > ISO 639-1 is not completely closed, but only a language newly added to
    > ISO 639-2 can receive an ISO 639-1 code. In other words, no language
    > that currently has a 3-letter code but no 2-letter code will get one,
    > and no newly added language will get a 2-letter code unless it also
    > a 3-letter code.

    That is current policy, but there is no guarantee it is to be permanent

    Peter Constable

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