Thank you for extending to us the opportunity to have a liaison
relationship with the ISO 639 JAC. I am confident that the relationship
will be one of mutual benefit.
I will be advising our Vice President for Academic Affairs of this
development. It will be his decision as to who should be representing SIL
as liaison. You may continue to assume it is I unless I send you
notification indicating otherwise.
Non-Roman Script Initiative, SIL International
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75236, USA
Tel: +1 972 708 7485
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On 04/30/2002 07:48:12 AM Håvard Hjulstad wrote:
>To SIL International, c/o Peter Constable,
>As acting chairman I am pleased to inform you that the ISO 639
>Authorities' Joint Advisory Committee (JAC) has approved to add an expert
>representing SIL International to the JAC email mailing list as "liaison".
>The appointment is not for a defined period of time, but the JAC will
>its membership at suitable intervals.
>This letter is sent to Peter Constable, who has already been added to the
>mailing list. However, it is up to SIL International to decide who they at
>any time wish to have as their "liaison" representative.
>The purpose of this action is to strengthen the expertise that is
>for the JAC to fulfill its mandate to develop alpha-2 and alpha-3 language
>identifiers (currently ISO 639 parts 1 and 2). Also other aspects of
>language coding will be discussed on the JAC mailing list, but it is
>the scope of the JAC to make formal decisions on other issues (like
>variant coding, etc.).
>Liaisons on the JAC email mailing list will be expected to participate in
>the discussions on the list, and to involve other experts in their
>organization when this seems appropriate. They will not be involved in the
>voting process, which is handled by a different mailing list. They will
>not be called to JAC meetings.
>The JAC's home page is found at
>I trust that this letter will be forwarded to persons within the SIL
>I wish SIL International welcome to the JAC mailing list.
>Håvard Hjulstad mailto:[log in to unmask]
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