[tdwg-ncd] Re: Terminology version 2

Markus Döring 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  
> version?
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?

> Regards,
> Ruud

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