[tei-council] xml:lang="eng"

Paul F. Schaffner PFSchaffner at umich.edu
Thu Dec 8 12:25:46 EST 2011

On Thu, 8 Dec 2011, Kevin Hawkins wrote:

> On 12/8/2011 12:14 PM, Paul F. Schaffner wrote:
>> Am I right in thinking that the MARC language codes (the original
>> source of the ISO 639-2 3-letter code list) remains the standard
>> for MARC records?
> Almost.  There are slight differences between the MARC list and ISO
> 639-2 Part 2.  See

Yeah, I know -- we opted to use MARC rather than ISO639-2 for TCP.
But we also allow multiple values (again as in MARC), which is
a more fundamental reason we can't readily convert our @lang to
@xml:lang, so the code question is largely academic anyway. But
inquiring minds like to know...

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