Re: Abbreviations for Languages?

Subject: Re: Abbreviations for Languages?
From: "Guy K. Haas" <guy -at- hiskeyboard -dot- com>
To: "Nancy Allison" <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 13:51:39 -0800

On Mon, November 25, 2013 1:46 pm, Nancy Allison wrote:
> Hi, all.
>
> We are setting up a filename standard that will use abbreviations for
> languages. We thought that we would use 2-letter abbreviations, such as
> EN for English and FR for French, but then someone pointed out that
> there are regional variations of languages, like British English and
> American English, Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese, and so on.
>
> Is there any standard set of abbreviations for languages, used by
> translation houses, or ISO, or anything like that?
>
> A quick survey of our communcations with our translation houses did not
> turn up anything consistent, but that doesn't mean there's not
> something out there that we might find useful.
>
> Thanks for all suggestions.

Here's one: http://www.localeplanet.com/icu/iso639.html



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