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Re: [PATCH] perform sanity check in po.m4

From: John Cowan
Subject: Re: [PATCH] perform sanity check in po.m4
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 15:53:41 -0400
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Bruno Haible scripsit:

> If there's no solution in the code, the solution is the doc. I'm going to
> list in the gettext manual the most important among the ISO 639-2 language
> codes. The one for Klingon is not among this list because it doesn't have
> a sufficient number of speakers.

Do you mean 639-2?  639-1 lists 2-letter codes and is preferred for languages
which have one.  639-2 lists 3-letter codes and is a superset of 639-1.
So the 639-1 for German is "de", which is preferred to "deu" from 639-2,
but "nds" (Low Saxon) has only a 639-2 code.

John Cowan    http://ccil.org/~cowan    address@hidden
SAXParserFactory [is] a hideous, evil monstrosity of a class that should
be hung, shot, beheaded, drawn and quartered, burned at the stake,
buried in unconsecrated ground, dug up, cremated, and the ashes tossed
in the Tiber while the complete cast of Wicked sings "Ding dong, the
witch is dead."  --Elliotte Rusty Harold on xml-dev

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