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RE: New FAQ: Two-letter or three-letter language codes

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2003 14:49:01 +0100
To: <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001c36333$fc2ebff0$6501a8c0@w3c40upc3ma3j2>

Thanks Peter,

The text has been tweaked to read:

"Language codes in the first subtag of an RFC 3066 language tag are
either 
ISO 639-1 two-letter language codes or ISO 639-2 three-letter codes.
Which 
one should be used?"

RI

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter_Constable@sil.org [mailto:Peter_Constable@sil.org] 
> Sent: 14 August 2003 14:08
> To: ishida@w3.org
> Cc: www-international@w3.org; www-international-request@w3.org
> Subject: Re: New FAQ: Two-letter or three-letter language codes
> 
> 
> 
> > The latest Q&A published by the GEO task force is:
> >
> > Should I use two-letter or three-letter language codes?
> >
> > Find it at: 
> > http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-lang-2or3.html
> 
> There is a statement in there that isn't 100% accurate:
> 
> <quote>
> The first subtag of an RFC 3066 language tag is either an ISO 
> 639-1 two-letter language code or an ISO 639-2 three-letter 
> code. </quote>
> 
> The first subtag can also be "i" or "x". It is true, though, 
> that the first subtag of by far most tags is taken from ISO 639.
> 
> 
> 
> - Peter
> 
> 
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> Peter Constable
> 
> Non-Roman Script Initiative, SIL International
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> 
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