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Rebecca Guenther wrote via [log in to unmask]:
> ISO 639 JAC members:
> I had a phone call yesterday from this person from a software company
> in Spain asking about Valencian. You may all recall the discussion we had
> about this topic a few months ago. We are planning to add Valencian as a
> caption with Catalan...
Don't you remember that when the the ISO 639 Joint Advisory Committee
met in Washington in February 2000, I passed on details of a lot of
high-level high-level (governmental and university) within Spain.
Why is any of this being considered without further investigation,
both about the facts, and also the procedures?
As Rebecca wrote earlier,
> > All [in the JAC] agreed that for ISO 639-1 and 639-2 we
> > would have to consider
> > them variants of the same language and code them the
> > same. But ISO TC 37
> > is working on some additional parts to ISO 639
> > (parts 3 and 4) that will
> > deal with coding for historical languages and for
> > variants.
In that case, why don't you just leave it as a matter for
the work in ISO 639-3?
Neither ISO 639-1 nor ISO 639-1 deal with variants.
Action in relation to ISO 639-3 should satisfy the needs of your
As the "variant" issue is beyond the scope of ISO 639-2, and beyond
the scope of the ISO 639-2 Maintenance Agency (as variants are not
covered as a separate type of entity), ISO 639-2 should not cover
I'd be grateful for a rapid reply on this point.
Many thanks in advance
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