Re: UDHR In Unicode: passed the 350 mark

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Sat Feb 27 2010 - 16:55:17 CST

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    Eric Muller wrote:

    > As you probably know, language names are a tricky issue. The goal of
    > the project is not to sort out that issue, so we use exclusively the
    > Ethnologue primary language names. I added the following to the page
    > discussing language identification:
    > We use only the Ethnologue primary language names, may be followed by
    > a qualifier in parenthesis: for example “Akan (Akuapem)”.
    > We do not provide an exhaustive index by alternate language names. For
    > example, the Ethnologue uses "Gaelic, Irish" as the primary language
    > name and provides "Irish", "Erse", "Gaeilge" as alternate names. In
    > our index, the Irish translation will be found only under "Gaelic,
    > Irish". If you have difficulty finding a translation by language name,
    > you may want to use the Ethnologue to determine the primary language
    > name.

    For reference, ISO 639-3 -- largely an SIL project, like Ethnologue --
    calls this language "Irish." The IANA Language Subtag Registry uses ISO
    639-3 names.

    Doug Ewell  |  Thornton, Colorado, USA  |
    RFC 5645, 4645, UTN #14  |  ietf-languages @ ­

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