[debian-freedict] Question about ISO-lang-codes

Jimmy O'Regan joregan at gmail.com
Thu May 9 11:46:18 UTC 2013

On 9 May 2013 12:19, Sebastian Humenda <shumenda at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hallo Jimmy,
> Jimmy O'Regan schrieb am 09.05.2013, 12:09 +0100:
>>On 9 May 2013 11:22, Sebastian Humenda <shumenda at gmx.de> wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> is there a simple way to resolve the three-letter ISO language codes into usual
>>> English words (lat to Latin)?
>>> I could of course make a “static” table, but I hope that there's an automatic
>>> way.
>>The code tables are available here: http://www-01.sil.org/iso639-3/download.asp
>>I'm not aware of any automatic solutions.
> http://www-01.sil.org/iso639-3/iso-639-3_20130123.tab
> Is excellently parseable / automatable. So exactly what I was looking for.

Ah, I thought you meant something like a web service :) FWIW, I think
it could be doable with a canned query to either Lingvo or DBpedia,
but I'd have to test it.

Also, be aware that it updates from time to time - I think twice per
year? - but the updates should be fairly easily predictable.

<Sefam> Are any of the mentors around?
<jimregan> yes, they're the ones trolling you

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