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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 11:48:18 +0900
Message-Id: <199912010307.MAA27427@sh.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
To: Masataka Ohta <mohta@necom830.hpcl.titech.ac.jp>
Cc: www-international@w3.org
Forwarded.

At 14:30 1999/11/30 -0500, Masataka Ohta wrote:
> Harald;
> 
> > The relationship between language and country code was copied almost 
> > verbatim from ISO 639, which specifies the use of language code and country 
> > code together for "language as spoken in a specific country"; if this is an 
> > error, it is an error that did not originate with me.
> 
> Acknowledged.
> 
> So, you merely missed the chance to correct the error.
> 
> > The fact that codes of this form exist does not prevent anyone from using 
> > the language code alone, or using the ISO 639 language code with subtags 
> > that are not country codes.
> 
> Yup. It merely introduce or amplify confusions that ISO 3166
> were essential or have had some special power for localization.
> 
> 							Masataka Ohta
> 
> 
> 


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