Re: Selecting Languages

Masataka Ohta (
Mon, 28 Feb 1994 10:32:09 --100

> 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