Re: New Locale Proposal

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Mon Sep 18 2000 - 09:43:46 EDT

Antoine Leca <> wrote:

>> 1) Normalize to single form when possible. Use ISO 639-1 code
>> instead of 639-2 if one exists.
> Are you forced to re-tag every bit of data when ISO 639/RA issues a
> new code?

From what I have heard, ISO 639/MA will not be issuing any new 639-1
(two-letter) codes for languages that already have a 639-2 (three-
letter) code. So this re-tagging scenario should not occur and Carl's
solution, which is the same as that proposed in RFC 1766 bis, should
work fine.

-Doug Ewell
 Fullerton, California

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