I'm guessing that LOC is planning to have info on ISO 639-5 posted on their 639 Web site. If so, can we get an ETA on when that is expected to be available? (A dependency to ISO 639-5 is being taken in the update to RFC 4646.)


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Subject: Re: ISO 639-5

Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer at nic dot fr> wrote:

>> where and when will the details of ISO 639-5 standard be freely
>> available?
> Never? This is ISO, after all.

I hope this only refers to the details of the standard proper, not the
code list, which is still not freely available.

As editor of 4645bis, I was a strong proponent of including the ISO
639-5 code elements in the expanded Language Subtag Registry, provided
that the 639-5 code list would be made freely available with little
delay.  If this is not going to happen -- and I'm basing that likelihood
not so much on Stéphane's remark as on the continuing lack of
information from the RA -- then perhaps we in LTRU need to revisit that
decision.  We require all of the other core standards to have freely
available code lists.

Doug Ewell  *  Thornton, Colorado, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14  ˆ

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