RE: New RFC 4645-4647 (language tags)

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Wed Sep 13 2006 - 21:36:14 CDT

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    From: [] On Behalf Of Doug Ewell

    > The "JAC" in ISO 639 RA/JAC stands for "Joint Advisory Committee."
    > The word "joint" means just that: the standards within the ISO 639
    > family are closely coordinated, and are not in any way "competing."

    The standards are coordinated, but I believe that is not quite what "joint" means in that case. IIUC, it is called a "joint" committee because its makeup consists of representatives of two different technical committees: TC37 and TC46.

    Peter Constable

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