Yes, I understand that this is an issue. The solution has to do with

And PLEASE remember: ISO 639 (both parts) are !!!NOT!!! solely for library
use: It should be sufficient to document that there is a need within other
application areas. Within terminology there clearly is a need. Within
software localization there clearly is a need. Within SOME libraries I would
expect that there is a need (I am not at all familiar with the "library

Best regards,

H�vard Hjulstad           mailto:[log in to unmask]
  R�det for teknisk terminologi
  (Norwegian Council for Technical Terminology)
  Postboks 41 Blindern
  NO-0313  Oslo, Norway
  (bes�ksadresse/visiting address: Forskningsveien 3 B)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stewart Marg [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Monday, March 06, 2000 2:59 PM
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> Subject:      Norwegian
> Just a note to echo the other comments from the bibliographic side --
> Canadian libraries would also not likely require the distinction.
> Although
> I agree that this is an implementation issue which we will need to
> address,
> the existence of the three codes does add a certain level of complexity
> when
> we are dealing  with international bibliographic record exchange.     
> Best regards,
> Margaret
> Margaret Stewart
> Chief, Standards and Support / Chef, Normes et soutien
> National Library of Canada / Biblioth�que nationale du Canada
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