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On 10 Oct 2013, at 16:42, Gérard Lang-Marconnet <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> in my opinion, following Mark's proposition and continuing with ISO 639 without any change in the normative text in the future ISO 639 could be an acceptable solution only in the case that this text would be exactly respected and applied in conformity with its spirit and history.

Once again: The "spirit and history" of ISO 639 are nothing but shadows. What matters is stability and usefulness for data.

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/