On Feb 24, 2004, at 4:38 AM, Brion Vibber wrote:
> My old todo list page has gotten rather unwieldy and out of date, I'm
> afraid, and it's hard to tell what's been done, what hasn't, etc. It
> would be a big help if people could put the relevant information onto
> these new wiki pages (currently empty):
> All the suggestions for native language names that have been posted
> separately recently.
Is the intention that you are using ISO-639? or ISO-629/2? Or both? Or
ISO-639 and ISO-629/2 and whatever we feel like adding?
This page purports to list all the ISO-639/2 codes and, where they
exist, the ISO-639 codes as well. I was looking for an authoritative
page. The LoC does it for me.
Does it matter that "als" is not actually an ISO-639/2 language code?
"Alcasian" does not seem to have been assigned any other code.
As I am looking at the langs table in the "experimental schema", I am
curious if there is a reason you did not go ahead and put a column in
for the locale, as defined in ISO 3166. The point is almost too obvious
to make. Does American English equal British English? There may be no
need for this right now. However, one can easily imagine that people
might want to localize articles, as well as translate them. At that
point, the locale would become significant.