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RE: Updated article: Two-letter or three-letter language codes

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2006 11:29:48 +0900
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To: Misha Wolf <Misha.Wolf@reuters.com>, Stephen Deach <sdeach@adobe.com>, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Cc: www-international@w3.org, ltru@ietf.org

Exactly. Codes should be converted at the boundaries to systems that
can't handle anything else that three-letter codes. It has to be done
one way, so it can as well be done both ways.

Regards,   Martin.

At 00:07 06/09/23, Misha Wolf wrote:
>That would be seriously broken.  It would encourage 
>people to violate BCP 47.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Stephen Deach [mailto:sdeach@adobe.com] 
>Sent: 22 September 2006 16:05
>To: Misha Wolf; Richard Ishida
>Cc: www-international@w3.org
>Subject: RE: Updated article: Two-letter or three-letter language codes
>I would strongly recomment taht all processing applications support both
>& 3 letter ISO codes. It was the only way to get some countries and some
>applications (especially in business databases) simply always use the 3 
>letter coded.
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#-#-#  Martin J. Du"rst, Assoc. Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
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