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Hi, Peter,

I will see if I can make it happen quickly. We are about to put up a new website, and I am not sure if I run the table update, whether they can do it right away.

Happy New Year to your family as well.

Melinda
On 1/2/2018 11:32 AM, Peter Constable wrote:
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Melinda:

 

It is anomalous for there to be an individual-language entry in the code table for 639-2 that is not in the code table for 639-3. Note the statement on the 639-3 RA site, http://www-01.sil.org/iso639-3/relationship.asp:

 

“The set of individual languages listed in ISO 639-2 is a subset of those listed in ISO 639-3.”

 

Since Montenegrin has been added to 639-2, you should add that immediately to the 639-3 table, without waiting for the update cycle that you have for other changes.

 

The code table for 639-2 doesn’t change very often now, and 639-1 much less so. But anytime a change involving an individual language is made to either of these, I think 639-3 should be updated immediately to stay in sync.

 

 

Happy 2018!

Peter

 

From: ISO 639 Joint Advisory Committee [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Zagas, John
Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2017 12:20 PM
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Subject: Montenegrin code now on ISO 639-2 table

 

Dear colleagues,

 

The code for Montenegrin has been added to ISO 639-2:

 

https://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/php/code_list.php

 

I also made an announcement to the MARC community on the MARC listserv:

 

http://www.loc.gov/marc/tn171221.html

 

Best regards,

 

John