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RE: Markup of scientific (biological) names, linking to multilingual pages, etc.

From: Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 12:43:14 -0000
To: "Marjolein Katsma" <hgnje001@sneakemail.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

> For one class of names I do have a real problem though: how does
> one mark up scientific names for plants, birds, animals, etc?
> It's certainly a kind of language (though not _really_ Latin - so
> although there is an ISO language code for Latin (la) I cannot
> use that, I think).

I passed a query on about this to the IETF Languages list. So far opinion
seems to say that "la" is indeed the correct RFC1766/RFC3066 code to use for
Latin as used in biological binominals.
Received on Thursday, 30 January 2003 09:27:35 UTC

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