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

From: Martin J. Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 1999 06:15:22 +0900
Message-Id: <199912010158.KAA26789@sh.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
To: Masataka Ohta <mohta@necom830.hpcl.titech.ac.jp>
Cc: www-international@w3.org
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At 20:12 1999/11/29 -0500, Masataka Ohta wrote:
> Michael;
> 
> > Ar 09:29 +0900 1999-11-29, scr=EDobh Masataka Ohta:
> > 
> > >> 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=
> > =2E
> > 
> > It does _not_. Sorry, but you are dead wrong. Sign Languages _are_
> > different in different countries; and some countries have more than one.
> 
> It's not a counter argument to my points.
> 
> However, you now are confirming the obvious fact that Sign Languages are
> no different from spoken languages that ISO 3166 is equally useless to
> them.
> 
> Thank you for denying yourself to have mentioned Sign Languages.
> 
> 							Masataka Ohta
> 
> 
> 


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