I'm guessing that LOC is planning to have info on ISO 639-5 posted on their 639 Web site. If so, can we get an ETA on when that is expected to be available? (A dependency to ISO 639-5 is being taken in the update to RFC 4646.)
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Subject: Re: ISO 639-5
Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer at nic dot fr> wrote:
>> where and when will the details of ISO 639-5 standard be freely
> Never? This is ISO, after all.
I hope this only refers to the details of the standard proper, not the
code list, which is still not freely available.
As editor of 4645bis, I was a strong proponent of including the ISO
639-5 code elements in the expanded Language Subtag Registry, provided
that the 639-5 code list would be made freely available with little
delay. If this is not going to happen -- and I'm basing that likelihood
not so much on Stéphane's remark as on the continuing lack of
information from the RA -- then perhaps we in LTRU need to revisit that
decision. We require all of the other core standards to have freely
available code lists.
Doug Ewell * Thornton, Colorado, USA * RFC 4645 * UTN #14
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