At 00/04/24 16:25 +0100, Michael Everson wrote:
>Ar 11:01 -0400 2000-04-24, scr$ByP(Bbh Rebecca S. Guenther:
> >I've put up the change notice for ISO 639. See:
> >Thanks to Michael Everson for letting me use his coding.
This is great progress. I hope we can soon see the full
official list of language codes on the web.
- Please make sure that this page is served indicating
iso-8895-1 as its encoding, according to
- Please use <th>...</th> instead of <td><b></b></td>
for the header cells in the table.
- Please use <span class='changed'> or some such instead
of just <I> for the changed pieces. Use a stylesheet
to make it display the way you want.
- Trying to distinguish italic and non-italic for short
strings is tiring. I suggest you add some other means,
i.e. a light background color, to help the reader more.
- It is not very easy to figure out what has changed in
all cases. For example, my interpretation is that
means that the old version was 'Ossetic' only, but
I'm not sure.
- The title is not very clear.
Additions/Changes to ISO 639 Codes as published in:
ISO 639-1: 1988 (Alpha-2 code)
ISO 639-2: 1998 (Alpha-3 code)
can be interpreted to mean that the changes have been
published in the standards below, but that's not
- New definitions of 2-letter codes make it more difficult
to define what code should be used in ietf-based protocols.
Originally, the idea for the update to RFC 1766 was to use
the two-letter code where this already existed, but the
three-letter code for the other languages. This will need
some more thought, and probably a cutoff date or a precedence
rule. The table would provide enough information for that.
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