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> Ge'ez or Old Ethiopic is an ancient literary language.

That might suggest that it may be useful, when updating the standard
to make the following changes to the name of the language (no change
is suggested for the code itself):

In ISO 639-2:

FROM    Geez       TO   Ge'ez (Old Ethiopic)

In the MARC lists:

FROM    Ethiopic   TO   Ge'ez (Old Ethiopic)

Note that Ge'ez (as Michael Everson indicates above) is preferable to
Geez, and is generally so described in most publications. So changing
Geez to Ge'ez would be prefered.

Best regards

John Clews

John Clews, SESAME Computer Projects, 8 Avenue Rd, Harrogate, HG2 7PG
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Committee Chair of  ISO/TC46/SC2: Conversion of Written Languages;
Committee Member of ISO/IEC/JTC1/SC22/WG20: Internationalization;
Committee Member of CEN/TC304: Information and Communications
 Technologies: European Localization Requirements
Committee Member of TS/1: Terminology (UK national member body of
 ISO/TC37: Terminology)
Committee Member of the Foundation for Endangered Languages;
Committee Member of ISO/IEC/JTC1/SC2: Coded Character Sets