[tdwg-ncd] Re: Terminology version 2

Ruud Altenburg ruud at eti.uva.nl
Tue Jul 17 15:21:26 CEST 2007

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  

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  



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