Easy as pie if you know Slavic languages. Croatian word for Croatian is hrvatska [femine adj ending] hrvatski [masculine] hrvatsko [neuter]
Sincerely, Jill Rosenshield
Jill Rosenshield, Associate Curator
University of Wisconsin--Madison
Dept. of Special Collections 976 Memorial Library
728 State St. Madison WI 53706-1494
608 265-2750/608 262-3243 FAX:608 265-2754
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From: Michele R Combs <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 3:01 pm
Subject: langcode (ISO 639.2 / MARC 041) factoid
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> Last month we upgraded our library search interface to a new tool
> which reads various things from MARC records to enable easy faceted
> searches, for example publication date, language, etc. Some weird
> stuff showed up in the language facet, and in investigating it, we
> uncovered an interesting factoid which I thought I'd share. EAD says
> that @LANGCODE in the LANGMATERIAL element should use the ISO 639.2
> codes; however, our new search tool recognizes only MARC codes. So I
> mapped the two to see how different they were, and it turns out the
> two code lists are identical apart from three instances.
> Interestingly, all three are Eastern European languages -- Croatian
> (ISO code hrv and MARC code scr), Moldavian (ISO code rum and MARC
> code mol), and Serbian (ISO code srp and MARC code scc).
> Anyone have any idea where/why they came up with "hrv" for Croatian??
> (be green - don't print this email!)
> Michele Combs
> Manuscripts Librarian
> Special Collections Research Center
> Syracuse University Libraries
> 222 Waverly Ave.
> Syracuse, NY 13244
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