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See http://www.oasis-open.org/cover/iso639-2a.html

~HTH DaveP


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>The Application Guidelines (pp. 47-48) recommend using the
>"3-letter code"
>from ISO 639-2 for the LANGMATERIAL attribute to the tag <archdesc> to
>indicate the language of the collection materials.
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>1)  If you have multiple languages in a collection, do you indicate the
>*primary* language only? I assume there is no way to represent
>more than one
>language here.
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>2)  Where does one find this list of 3-letter codes??  I've
>checked all the
>usual resources and find ISO 639 easily, which has 2-letter codes for
>languages. The Guidelines don't have any further information
>on this that I
>can find.
>
>Thanks for any help!
>
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>Katherine A. Hayes, Assistant Archivist
>Niels Bohr Library, American Institute of Physics
>One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740
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