Point taken! No external communication will make mention of this.


Håvard Hjulstad
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Milicent K Wewerka
Sendt: 30. mai 2008 13:19
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Emne: Re: Request from Serbia to change bibliographic language codes in ISO

Regarding Håvard's statement:

"The identifiers "scr" and "scc" will not be deleted or "invalididated".
Indeed, if a system properly implements ISO 639 it should already allow
"scr"/"hrv"/"hr" and "scc"/"srp"/"sr" as synonyms for retreival purposes.
Whether a data owner wants to change old data or not, should be little more
than a "cosmetic" issue."

This argument could be used in favor of the elimination of any of the
bibliographic identifiers where they differ from the terminological
identifiers.  If we want to be careful in justifying a change only for
Serbian and Croatian, this would not be a good justification.

Milicent Wewerka
Library of Congress