On Mon, 2 Jun 2003, Toby Bartels wrote:
Andre Engels wrote:
As I understand, the main organizers of this
Wikipedia would prefer
"pd" rather than "nds". Or is "pd" already an in-use
"pd" is not an ISO 639-1 language code.
Is it possible that it might be assigned sometime later?
Or is ISO only assigning (3-letter) 639-2 codes now?
Theoretically it could be assigned... the last change to ISO 639-1 was
this February, with the addition of 'ht' for Haitian Creole.
We do already have for instance redirects for dk -> da (Denmark ->
Danish), cz -> cs (Czech Republic -> Czech), and jp -> ja (Japan ->
Japanese) since those country codes don't conflict with any language codes
(yet); but we _don't_ have eg my -> ms (Malaysia -> Malay) because 'my'
already reserved for Burmese. Unless there's some reason to expect
that people would try 'pd', I'm reluctant to use it up on general
-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com