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Tom Emerson wrote 

<<I would hope that Unicode would be used for any future bibliographic representation: >> snip << having the foundation to represent the world's current and historical scripts is a vital requirement, and Unicode fits the bill here.

In addition to specifying language (whether ISO 639-2/B or 639-3 I don't have a preference) we should also consider specifying script details. ISO 15924 works well for this, e.g., to distinguish a title in Simplified Chinese vs. one in Traditional.>>

   Hear, hear!!!

Wayne Richter
Asian Materials Specialist/PCC Liaison
The Libraries
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225-9103