One ballot is
actually still missing, but the result is clear: Serbo-Croatian is
not approved in ISO 639-2, and it is not
"un-deprecated" in ISO 639-1. There does not seem to be any purpose in
ciculating a second ballot at this point.
Since the ballot was
based on an "internal" request, and since the decision actually means no change,
I shouldn't think that it is necessary to publicise it more
The consequences of
the decision are the following (in my analysis):
ISO 639-1 has the
alpha-2 identifier sh, which is deprecated; users need to
choose one or more of the identifiers sr, hr,
ISO 639-2 has no
identifier; users need to choose one or more of the identifiers srp/scc,
hrv/scr, bos (T/B identifiers).
ISO 639-3 has an
identifier hsb, assigned to the
First question: Am I
right in this analysis?
Second question: Is
this the best solution?
Third question: If
not -- what to do?