Yes, I had seen that a few weeks ago. I have no idea what their structure is behind the scenes, but they probably downloaded the language code table and the macrolanguage mappings table from the SIL website:

and plugged the data into their processes. These two tables (+ the data on B/T identifier equivalents compiled from the ISO 639-2/RA site or from the sil site) contain all the data that they would need to create the language codes part of the table displayed as part of any entry on a language.


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did anyone know?

I just noticed that Wikipedia includes the ISO 639-1, 639-2 (B and T) and
639-3 language codes in articles relating to specific languages. I wonder
how/if they keep them up to date.