Re: New to Unicode

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Tue Jul 25 2006 - 03:03:54 CDT

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    Philippe Verdy <verdy underscore p at wanadoo dot fr> wrote:

    > The creation of wikis for regional variants of Italian is also quite
    > controversed (in Incubator you'll fond some more, as well as non
    > standard codes for regional variants of Spanish, some of which are
    > really difficult to distinguish from the Castillan continuum).
    > And there are languages that have been codified using the code for a
    > family of languages, and a non standard variant code, instead of using
    > simply the ISO 639-3 draft (which seems to be extremely stable,
    > despite of its status, thanks to the long experience of the
    > maintenance agency and its past long work in the Ethnologue Report).

    Please cite specific examples. You may be right that Wikipedia is
    listing some incorrect codes, or you may be wrong, but without specific
    examples we'll never know which.

    Doug Ewell
    Fullerton, California, USA

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