Thursday, January 08, 2009

Changes to MARC Code List for Languages

The following change has 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 is consequently also changed in the MARC Code List for Languages.

Language name Moldavian
New name Moldovan
Previous code mol
Now coded rum

The language code "mol" will no longer be used for the variant of the Romanian language that is spoken in the Republic of Moldova known as Moldovan or Moldavian. In the MARC Code List for Languages, Moldovan will be listed as follows:

Moldovan
Assigned collective code [rum]
(Romanian)
UF Moldavian

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