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RE: Language Identifier List up for comments

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 17:03:21 +0900
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To: "Peter Constable" <petercon@microsoft.com>, <www-international@w3.org>

At 00:13 04/12/16, Peter Constable wrote:

 >A new part to the ISO 639 series of standards is in preparation (ISO
 >639-3, about to be circulated for DIS ballot) that provides a much
 >larger set of IDs with far more complete coverage than is currently
 >available. This will provide three-letter IDs for each of the Chinese
 >languages. Once published, it is expected that it will be incorporated
 >into a revision of RFC 3066. At that point, there will be identifiers
 >available for each individual Chinese language; e.g. "gan". It's
 >possible the revision to RFC 3066 that incorporates ISO 639-3 would give
 >users the option to use either "gan" or "zh-gan".

At least on the Web, the less options people have (for the same thing),
the better things will work.

Regards,    Martin. 
Received on Thursday, 16 December 2004 08:04:27 GMT

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