RE: Question about new locale language tags

From: Michael Maxwell (
Date: Tue Dec 19 2006 - 20:51:45 CST

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    > in Taiwan, we have many different local languages, but currently only
    > one Locale (zh_TW). According to the ISO639 information, the 'zh'
    > language tag refers to all "Chinese" languages together, including
    > Minnan and Hakka.

    This is presumably ISO 639-2, which had many such problems. ISO 639-3 is based on the Ethnologue codes (with some modifications), plus codes for long extinct and made-up languages (including everyone's favorite, Klingon).

       Mike Maxwell
       CASL/ U MD

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