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On 1 July 2014 06:51, Karen Coyle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>  Although I also have regularly encountered two-character tags in RDF
> statements, the RDF concepts document [1] clearly does not preclude the use
> of 3-character tags or even complex tags like "zh-yue" or
> "tlh-Kore-AQ-fonipa" (phonetic transcription of Klingon using Korean script
> :-)).
>
> The RDF document states that any valid language tag (referring to the
> relevant IETF doc, BCP47 [2]) can be used. That IETF document instructs one
> to tag languages at the level at which the information is useful, but not
> beyond. That obviously makes good sense. The fact is that there are
> languages (MANY!) that have no 2-letter code, at which point a three-letter
> code, or a tag and subtag, must be used. I suspect that the prevalence of
> two-letter codes has to do with who is providing linked data. Stats,
> however, show that some three-letter codes are being used. [3]
>
> kc
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf11-concepts/
> [2] http://tools.ietf.org/html/bcp47
> [3] http://stats.lod2.eu/languages
>
>
> On 6/30/14, 11:41 AM, Simon Spero wrote:
>
> This falls under the general problem of the use of strings instead of
> IRIs; different forms of code that are associated with the same "language"
> could be associated with an IRI referring to that "language" .
>
> Alternatively,  two Identifiers could be declared and asserted to be
> sameAs ,  but that approach is more complicated.
>
> Simon
> "Language" left unpacked to avoid issues of extended language tags
> On Jun 29, 2014 4:26 PM, "Stuart Yeates" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> On 06/28/2014 01:25 AM, Jody L. DeRidder wrote:
>>
>>> I just saw this posted on Twitter.
>>>
>>> Rob Sanderson is concerned about the ways in which Bibframe does NOT
>>> worked in the linked data environment, and is trying to effectively
>>> communicate the issues.  He's asking for feedback:
>>>
>>>
>>> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yyVKeYQkBucZqSoQ2qY17vrER46-S6Tw6lY8uqA5xxQ/edit#heading=h.sp1548qks85h
>>>
>>
>> My biggest issue (that's not covered in the doc, but which I've already
>> fed to the doc's authors) is that BIBFRAME mandates three-letter language
>> codes, where available, while core RDA mandates two-letter language codes,
>> where available.
>>
>> This requires every app that wants to interoparate BIBFRAME with any
>> thing else (and indeed any app that wants to compare BIBFRAME language
>> codes with the language codes on RDF plain-text labels) to have extensive
>> lookup tables.
>>
>> cheers
>> stuart
>>
>
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