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The EAD tag library's example for <archdesc> has two
languages listed. See p. 56:

<archdesc langmaterial="eng fre" level="fonds">

Alvin Pollock
UC Berkeley Library


At 11:01 AM 10/12/1999 -0400, you wrote:
>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.
>
>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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