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Re: [Moderator Action] Re: Official ISO 3166 country codes online

From: Martin J. Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 10:20:29 +0900
Message-Id: <199911290119.KAA17120@sh.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
To: "Michael Kaplan" <michka@trigeminal.com>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>

Forwarded.

At 19:38 1999/11/28 -0500, Michael Kaplan wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Masataka Ohta <mohta@necom830.hpcl.titech.ac.jp>
> > > Recently we have requested the ISO 639-2 RA to add a single 3-letter code
> > > for Sign Languages (deaf and otherwise). This single code can be combined
> > > with ISO 3166-1 country codes and ISO 3166-2 subdivision codes usefully.
> >
> > And it unnecessarily distinguish same Sign Languages in different countries.
> 
> I do not agree. A friend of mine, who happens to be deaf, said that sign language is by no means a
> universal thing.... although two "dialects" (for lack of a better word) have more in common than
> English and Japanese (for example) there are differences, nevertheless.
> 
> <DISCLAIMER>
> I am relying on her opinion on this, as I do not know any form of sign language whatsoever. :-)
> </DISCLAIMER>
> 
> michka
> 
> 
> 
> 


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