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Re: Official ISO 639 changes

From: Michael Everson <everson@egt.ie>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 19:31:05 +0100
Message-Id: <l03130300b52b948f301d@[194.125.174.54]>
To: unicode@unicode.org
Cc: IETF Languages discussion <ietf-languages@iana.org>, xml-dev@xml.org, xml-editor@w3.org
XML will want to take advantage of the increased functionality which the
revision of RFC 1766 (to include ISO 639-2 codes) will permit.

Ar 09:24 -0800 2000-04-25, scríobh Elliotte Rusty Harold:
>
>Has anybody noticed that XML 1.0 requires 2-letter and forbids
>three-letter language codes? From section 2.1.2 of the XML 1.0 spec:
>
>The Langcode may be any of the following:
>
>   a two-letter language code as defined by [ISO 639], "Codes for the
>   representation of names
>   a language identifier registered with the Internet Assigned
>   Numbers Authority [IANA]; these begin with the prefix "i-" (or "I-")
>   a language identifier assigned by the user, or agreed on between parties
>   in private use; these must begin with the prefix "x-" or "X-" in
>   order to ensure that they do not conflict with names later
>   standardized or registered with IANA
>
>Production 35 enforces this constraint.
>I think XML needs another erratum here to fix this.

Please wait until the RFC 1766 revision is published.

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