[tdwg-ncd] Re: Terminology version 2
ruud at eti.uva.nl
Tue Jul 17 15:51:36 CEST 2007
> we havent finally decided yet I believe. Or have we?
As the latest schema involved changes to the properties themselves,
preferably I would like to see these determined ASAP. The terms can
be added later, that's no problem.
> if you use the ISO codes that is kind of language independant I
> would say. And wouldnt it be enough to use ISO 639-1 only? do we
> really need dialects, british vs american english etc?
For languages possibly that would be the case, although probably not
everybody would associate e.g. 'deu' with German ;) But even if we
stick to 'just' 185 languages, it is impossible to translate the
terminology Excel document to all those languages...
And if I may add another question: how should I interpret the
TaxonCoverageStrength, CommonNameCoverageStrength, etc properties
exactly? In the schema as displayed by Oxygen they seem completely
synonymous with TaxonCoverage, CommonNameCoverage, etc.
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