This article iso 13406 2 pdf not cite any sources. ISO 639-2:1998, Codes for the representation of names of languages — Part 2: Alpha-3 code, is the second part of the ISO 639 standard, which lists codes for the representation of the names of languages.
ISO 639-RA Joint Advisory Committee responsible for maintaining the ISO 639 code tables. Work was begun on the ISO 639-2 standard in 1989, because the ISO 639-1 standard, which uses only two-letter codes for languages, is not able to accommodate a sufficient number of languages. The ISO 639-2 standard was first released in 1998. It also includes the special and reserved codes, and is designed not to conflict with ISO 639-2. The codes in ISO 639-2 have a variety of “scopes of denotation”, or types of meaning and use, some of which are described in more detail below. They are regarded as collective language codes and are excluded from ISO 639-3.
For a definition of macrolanguages and collective languages see . The collective language codes in ISO 639-2 are listed below. The interval from qaa to qtz is ‘reserved for local use’ and is not used in ISO 639-2 nor in ISO 639-3. These four codes are also used in ISO 639-3. This page was last edited on 20 March 2018, at 17:26.
The ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 codes are used in different environments and are also part of other standards. In some cases they are not perfectly implemented. ISO 3166-1 on the request of the United Kingdom. Greece and the United Kingdom respectively.
The full list of ISO 3166-1 codes assigned to countries and territories are usable as region subtags. Some other region grouping subtags are derived from other standards. The following is a colour-coded decoding table of all ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 codes. TLD of the United Kingdom instead of .