ISO 639 (Classification) the international standard of recognized codes for the representation of more than 500 languages or language families

ISO 639 is a term in Information Science that commonly means "the international standard of recognized codes for the representation of more than 500 languages or language families." This includes the following terms: ISO 639-3. This term belongs mainly to the broader category called Classification.

Website definitions of ISO 639

Source: ISO (https://www.iso.org)

"ISO 639 Language codes"

Internationally recognized codes for the representation of more than 500 languages or language families, with ISO 639.

This ISO standard can be applied across many types of organization and situations. It’s invaluable for bibliographic purposes, in libraries or information management, including computerized systems, and for the representation of different language versions on Websites.

Using a code (either 2, 3 or 4 letters long), rather than the name of a language, has many benefits as some cultures may have different names for the same language, while some languages may share the same, or similar, names even though they are unrelated.

ISO Contributors, "ISO: ISO 639 Language codes," accessed September 17, 2023, https://www.iso.org/iso-639-language-codes.html. [Visit]

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PsychLing Contributors. "ISO 639." PsychLing, OMNIKA Foundation, 17 Sep. 2023, psylng.org/glossary/term/iso-639. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

APA 6

PsychLing (2023, September 17). ISO 639. Retrieved from https://psylng.org/glossary/term/iso-639

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PsychLing Contributors. "ISO 639." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created September 17, 2023. Modified September 18, 2023. Accessed July 21, 2024. https://psylng.org/glossary/term/iso-639.

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DLP

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ISO Contributors. "ISO: International Organization for Standardization." Geneva, Switzerland: International Organization for Standardization. Accessed July 28, 2023. https://iso.org. [Visit]

ISO 639-3

SIL International Contributors. "ISO 639-3 Registration Authority: International Standard for Language Codes." Dallas, TX: SIL International. Accessed July 28, 2023. https://iso639-3.sil.org. [Visit]

SIL

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