Dear Rebecca

Just a reminder:

In <[log in to unmask]> you wrote
via [log in to unmask]:

> I'm working on the changes and additions to the Web site that we discussed
> at the meeting. I am about to put up the following:
> - ISO 639/JAC Home Page
> - the standard itself of ISO 639-2 (not including introductory text at
> this point)
> - revision of N2 (rules for conducting business) and N3 (working
> principles)

If you are quoting the N numbers on the web site, please could you
ensure that there is no ambiguity, by having these numbered as N2R
and N3R (and dated) to fit in with ISO documentation conventions.

> - criteria for the 2 lists
> - new registration form

Isn't the new registration form going to be sent to the the
ISO 639 Joint Advisory Committee for review first?

That's quite an important document and I wouldn't like it to go up
without the chance for the JAC to comment. Two (or more) heads are
always better than one, in any circumstance.

> Is someone (Christian or Havard?) going to work on an official ISO 639-1
> site? At the moment I'm including a place for a link and just saying
> "coming soon".

If there are as yet no plans, could I suggest that Keld Simonsen be
asked? He hosts many standards-related web sites and email lists, and
a common/memorable URL is always useful.

Keld is also the Liaison appointed by ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22/WG20 to
liaise with ISO/TC37/SC2 on language codes in ISO 639.

I look forward to hearing from you

Best regards

John Clews

John Clews, SESAME Computer Projects, 8 Avenue Rd, Harrogate, HG2 7PG
tel: +44 1423 888 432; fax: + 44 1423 889061;
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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