Re: Selecting Languages

Masataka Ohta <>
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 1994 10:32:09 --100
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Subject: Re: Selecting Languages
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> Hi Masataka,
>   I haven't seen you for a long time.... :-)

For more than a year. Will you go Seattle?

> >> So, whether it should be extended or not and how can it be extended
> >> is, I think, the largest issue.
>   Let me see. But ISO 639 is resonable for the time.  Do you 
> think about it? 

It depends on applications.

ISO 639 is enough for the coarsest approximation, and can be used
for a while until extension mechanism is developed based on
real needs and experiences, I think.

> >> Do you want to distinguish Queen's and American English?
>   It is diffcult for me to make exact distinctions between
> both languages. ;-< 

The difference is minor and ISO 639 nor its proposed extension does not
distinguish them.

But, UNIX command spell distinguishes them, at least.

						Masataka Ohta