ISO 639-3
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Jun
2021
Change to Part 1 Language Code
2021-06-14 15:30
The Part 1 code [bh] for Bihari languages has been deprecated per ballot of the Joint Advisory Committee for ISO 639. There is still a part 2 code [bih] which can be used for this language group. The code tables have been updated to reflect this change. The Registration Authority for ISO 639-3 is...
Jan
2021
2020 Decisions Posted
2021-01-29 16:01
The 2020 decisions of the 639-3 Registration Authority have now been posted and the download tables are available on our website. Altogether 45 requests were considered, which recommended 69 explicit changes in the code set. Of the 45 change requests, 8 have been rejected, 33 have been fully...
Sep
2020
2020 Changes Posted
2020-09-10 15:00
The list of 2020 proposed changes is now posted as the list of current changes on our website. The Registrar will receive comments on the proposed changes at iso639-3@sil.org . Final decisions on these changes will be made in December. If you have any questions about the proposed changes, feel free...
Aug
2020
Change Request acceptance period closing soon
2020-08-17 11:05
Change Request Period Closing Soon The list of proposed changes for 2020 will be updated this week. There are still several changes that are in process. Further changes for 2020 must be submitted by August 31, 2020 to be considered this year. Please write to the registrar at iso639-3 if you have...
May
2020
3 deferred 2019 changes decided
2020-05-19 15:00
Three of the change requests for 2019 that required additional information have now been decided. You can find them listed in the report for 2019 that is Summary plus Additions. There are still two undecided requests for 2019: one requires a decision by the Registration Authoriy for Part 2. The...
Mar
2020
ISO 639-3 delay due to Coronavirus Restricitons
2020-03-23 17:00
The ISO 639-3 Registrar is under a mandatory "shelter in place" order. Because of this, some work will be delayed and some questions will take longer to answer. Pleae be patient as she attempts to continue service from home.
Jan
2020
2019 Changes Posted
2020-01-31 16:30
The 2019 serries of changes has been posted. Altogether 66 requests were considered, recommending 116 explicit changes in the code set. Of the 66 change requests, 16 have been rejected, 44 have been fully approved, 2 were partially approved, and two were withdrawn. Four requests are awaiting...
Sep
2019
2019 series Change Requests Comment Period
2019-09-13 10:30
The 2019 series change requests have been processed and are posted for review. The comment period will last from now until December 15, 2019. You are invited to submit a comment on any change request, either in support of or in opposition to its proposed changes (as a whole or as individual changes...
Jun
2019
New posting of 2019 proposals
2019-06-21 08:00
The list of proposed changes for 2019 has been updated. There are still several changes that are in process. Further changes for 2019 must be submitted by August 31, 2019 to be considered this year. Please write to the registrar at iso639-3 if you have questions or to submit forms.
Apr
2019
2019 Changes in Process
2019-04-08 10:00
The 2019 series change requests are now being processed. Please submit your change requests by August 31, 2019 for inclusion in this year’s change request review cycle. Click here to view proposed changes for 2019. You are invited to submit a comment on any change request, either in support of or...
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