Friday, January 22, 2010

#SIL publishes the ISO-639-3 changes of 2009

Some of the newly published changes are significant for the Wikimedia Foundation; of particular interest is the recognition of the Latgalian language.

With the recognition by SIL, Latgalian is now eligible for a Wikipedia and at it now merits support as a language. So far Latgalian was considered to be a part of the Latvian language and as a consequence of the new situation, best practices have it that Latvian is now best expressed with the lvs or "standard Latvian" as the current lv / lav codes now refer to a macrolanguage.
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