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> From: ISO 639 Joint Advisory Committee [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
> Of Anila Angjeli


> As I mentioned hereabove there are sound recordings (music, or
> sounds of the nature, etc.), silent films, grafic materials and images,
> objects (in a broad sense of the word), and so on.
> Should a "zzz" or "xzz" code solve the problem ?
> I wonder if it is the role of a standard that codes linguistic unities, to
> takle with the problem of presence or absence of the linguisitc unity ?

Effectively, we're talking about a code that means "not applicable" for use in scenarios where a protocol or database design forces some language code to be inserted. We don't need to differentiate causes as to *why* it wouldn't be applicable; we'd only be indicating the simple binary-condition fact.


Peter Constable