Re: the Ethnologue

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Sep 12 2000 - 13:18:37 EDT

I thnk there are codes given to entities in the Ethnologue list that aren't
languages in the sense that we need to identify languages in IT and in
Bibliography (which is what the codes are for). I think that it is not
mature for International Standardization. It is a work in progress, subject
to change. As such it is a living document.

I don't see what the hurry is. Make a list of 100 languages that you *need*
codes for urgently. Make a list of another 100 after that. Encode languages
that you *really* need codes for. That's what I mean by saying "just
because it's in the list doesn't mean it should get a code".

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