Correct dates for Middle French?
2005-07-03 18:00:54 GMT
I've just found an inconsistency in the tables listed on the ISO 639-2/RA site for the code element "frm". These tables are linked from the page located at http://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/langhome.html. In the tables sorted by English name of language and French name of language (both HTML and plain text), the associated language name is: French, Middle (ca.1400-1600) In the tables sorted by ISO 639-2 alpha-3 code (both HTML and two plain-text versions), the language name is: French, Middle (ca.1400-1800) In other words, the difference is between 1600 and 1800 as the ending date for "Middle French." Intuitively, 1600 seems more correct, and this is the version that has been used in the ISO/DIS 639-3 draft tables. However, the Initial Language Subtag Registry at http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-ltru-initial-00.txt currently lists 1800, since it was generated from the ISO 639-2 table sorted by alpha-3 code. >From the LTRU and ietf-languages people, I would like confirmation that 1600 is the correct ending date, not 1800 as currently shown, and that this should be corrected in the registry. >From the ISO 639-2 people, I would like to request that the official tables be made consistent with each other, displaying the same(Continue reading)