[tdwg-ncd] Re: Terminology version 2
m.doering at bgbm.org
Tue Jul 17 15:36:40 CEST 2007
On Jul 17, 2007, at 3:21 PM, Ruud Altenburg wrote:
> Hallo all,
> Carol, thanks for sending the new terminology. I'm at the point of
> implementing everything into the new database. However, I haven't
> seen a formal 'go' yet for the new terminology. As I've seen a few
> last minute suggestions in the email, where do I find the definite
we havent finally decided yet I believe. Or have we?
> A real and related problem comes to mind: I have implemented the
> ISO standards of countries and languages as per Markus's
> suggestion. However, both the ISO standards and the new terminology
> are in English only. How do we mix this with the second language
> option in the toolkit? The ISO 639-1 standard lists 185 languages,
> ISO 639-3 no less than 7590! In other words, translating things is
> no real option, but mixing English and a second language also seems
> very inelegant solution.
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?
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