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ISO 639-1: Codes for the representation of names of languages -- Part 1: Alpha-2 code

Summary

Defining URL:http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/iso639-1
Version:2.0.0
Name:Iso6391
Title:ISO 639-1: Codes for the representation of names of languages -- Part 1: Alpha-2 code
Status:Active
Content:None of the concepts defined by the code system are included in the code system resource
Definition:

Description: Codes for the Representation of Names of Languages Part 1: Alpha-2 Code. Used as part of the IETF 3066 specification for languages throughout the HL7 specification.

This part of ISO 639 provides a code consisting of language code elements comprising two-letter language identifiers for the representation of names of languages. The language identifiers according to this part of ISO 639 were devised originally for use in terminology, lexicography and linguistics, but may be adopted for any application requiring the expression of language in two- letter coded form, especially in computerized systems. The alpha-2 code was devised for practical use for most of the major languages of the world that are not only most frequently represented in the total body of the world's literature, but which also comprise a considerable volume of specialized languages and terminologies. Additional language identifiers are created when it becomes apparent that a significant body of documentation written in specialized languages and terminologies exists. Languages designed exclusively for machine use, such as computer-programming languages, are not included in this code.

The code set is available from http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue/catalogue_ics/catalogue_detail_ics.htm? csnumber=22109&ICS1=1&ICS2=140&ICS3=20

Publisher:TBD - External Body
OID:1.0.639.1 (for OID based terminology systems)
Content Mode:Not Present
Source Resource:XML / JSON / Turtle

This Code system is referenced in the content logical definition of the following value sets:

This CodeSystem is not used here; it may be used elsewhere

ISO 639-1: Codes for the representation of names of languages -- Part 1: Alpha-2 code

Description: Codes for the Representation of Names of Languages Part 1: Alpha-2 Code. Used as part of the IETF 3066 specification for languages throughout the HL7 specification.

This part of ISO 639 provides a code consisting of language code elements comprising two-letter language identifiers for the representation of names of languages. The language identifiers according to this part of ISO 639 were devised originally for use in terminology, lexicography and linguistics, but may be adopted for any application requiring the expression of language in two- letter coded form, especially in computerized systems. The alpha-2 code was devised for practical use for most of the major languages of the world that are not only most frequently represented in the total body of the world's literature, but which also comprise a considerable volume of specialized languages and terminologies. Additional language identifiers are created when it becomes apparent that a significant body of documentation written in specialized languages and terminologies exists. Languages designed exclusively for machine use, such as computer-programming languages, are not included in this code.

The code set is available from http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue/catalogue_ics/catalogue_detail_ics.htm? csnumber=22109&ICS1=1&ICS2=140&ICS3=20

This code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/iso639-1 defines many codes, but they are not represented here