These are the additional comments that were submitted on ISO 3166-1, after
discussion in the terminology committee in BSI.
I had hoped that they would be stronger, but nevertheless, here they are.
Have other national member body comments been submitted yet? They are mot
likely needed more or less immediately.
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Member body: UK
Clause: Tables 9 and 10
Comment by the member body:
There is no clear definition of "official language" in the explanatory
notes nor can there be since the designation (if any)can be dependent on
local politics, open to debate and subject to sudden change. In addition
the table heading makes no reference to this information and no key is
provided for the codes used.
Proposed changeby the member body:
The language section of the tables needs to be removed altogether or at
the very least they should be be changed from "normative" to
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