Easy as pie if you know Slavic languages. Croatian word for Croatian is hrvatska [femine adj ending] hrvatski [masculine] hrvatsko [neuter]

Sincerely, Jill Rosenshield

Jill Rosenshield, Associate Curator
University of Wisconsin--Madison
Dept. of Special Collections 976 Memorial Library
728 State St. Madison WI 53706-1494
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From: Michele R Combs <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 3:01 pm
Subject: langcode (ISO 639.2 / MARC 041) factoid
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> Last month we upgraded our library search interface to a new tool 
> which reads various things from MARC records to enable easy faceted 
> searches, for example publication date, language, etc.  Some weird 
> stuff showed up in the language facet, and in investigating it, we 
> uncovered an interesting factoid which I thought I'd share.  EAD says 
> that @LANGCODE in the LANGMATERIAL element should use the ISO 639.2 
> codes; however, our new search tool recognizes only MARC codes.  So I 
> mapped the two to see how different they were, and it turns out the 
> two code lists are identical apart from three instances.  
> Interestingly, all three are Eastern European languages -- Croatian 
> (ISO code hrv and MARC code scr), Moldavian (ISO code rum and MARC 
> code mol), and Serbian (ISO code srp and MARC code scc).
> Anyone have any idea where/why they came up with "hrv" for Croatian??
> Michele
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