Thursday, February 23, 2006

Additions to MARC Code List for Languages

The following codes have been approved for use in the international language code standard, ISO 639-2 (Codes for the Representation of Names of Languages--Part 2: alpha-3 code) and are also being added to the MARC Code List for Languages.

New code Language name Previously coded
  • anp Angika bih (Bihari)
  • frr Northern Frisian n/a
  • frs Eastern Frisian n/a
  • gsw Swiss German ger (German)
  • krl Karelian fiu (Finno-Ugrian (Other))
  • srn Sranan cpe (Creoles and Pidgins, English-based (Other))
  • zxx No linguistic content Previously coded as 3 blanks in 008/35-37
LC Implementation Plans
Subscribers can anticipate receiving MARC records reflecting these changes in all distribution services not earlier than June 1, 2006.

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