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Norwegian Translation Codes (no, nn, nb) - Which to use on a website?

I have a website which currently uses the Norwegian language code 'no' for translations, but I am not a native speaker and noticed some differences between 'no' and 'nb' when it comes to currency. Did ...
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Is there a database or standard (ISO etc.) which maps Unicode or ISO-15924 scripts with the ISO-639/Glottolog etc. languages that use them

Is there a database or standard (ISO etc.) which maps Unicode or ISO-15924 scripts with the ISO-639/Glottolog etc. languages that use them, so that I can make queries like the following on it: For an ...
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Does the ISO 639 standard define mappings between ISO 639-5 language families and ISO 639-3 language?

Does the ISO 639 standard define mappings between ISO 639-5 language families and ISO 639-3 language? I’d like to know which ISO 639-5 language family an ISO 639-3 language belongs to. I don’t find ...
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ze_zh / ze_en - What language is associated with these codes?

This table lists many language codes for data sets, but I can't seem to find where the pair ze_zh or ze_en is defined: None of the ISO code standards seem to list these pairs either.
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IPA consonant chart confusion, which chart to use?

I'm a bit confuse between three IPA consonants chart. The consonant chart from the official IPA chart; The chart from the English Wikipedia which has different symbol for the same sound but contains ...
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Is there a difference between Belgian Dutch (i.e. Flemish) and Vlaams?

I'm trying to determine the appropriate (BCP 47) language tag for Flemish as spoken in Belgium. It seems that Flemish is Dutch as spoken in Belgium (i.e. nl-BE), but https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Metadata for a paper in the generative framework?

sorry if this is the wrong place to ask, but I don't know who to turn to. I'm trying to publish a paper on Gapping in a small national journal - they publish anything related to language and ...
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Is there a standard ISO language code for ”other”?

I’m making a website, and using ISO standard two letter language codes for tagging user-submitted content. I’m not intending on adding every single language, but would like an other category. It’s not ...
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Status of ISLRN (International Standard Language Resource Number)?

I just came across an initiative for International Standard Language Resource Numbers. Visiting their website leaves some questions open on the current status and the prospects of the initiative. Who ...
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Is standard written English really more open to the repetition of words?

In written English, I often see redundant repetition of the same or similar words even in the same sentence. Here's an example I've just seen: She was born to Patrick Mbatha, a black African doctor ...
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Where can I lookup what language corresponds to a IANA language tag?

As far as I understand language tags get validated by IANA registration of being proper standard compliant tags. If I have a given tag like "mn-mong" how do I go about looking up the meaning of the ...
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Abbreviations for pinyin and hepburn transliterations?

Are there 2 letter ISO codes for the pinyin or hepburn transliterations? If not, are there non-ISO abbreviations in common use? Thanks.
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Which language code set (WALS, Linguasphere, ISO 639‑3 or Glottolog) should be the basis for a comparative linguistic project?

To compile a word-list database which includes the available scattered word lists (mainly Swadesh lists), which language code should one use? WALS with 2679 entries, lots of linguistic data included....
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Where can I find a language code list that includes “OVD” and “OLV”? Are they not included in ISO 639?

The lists here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_ISO_639_codes seem to be woefully incomplete, because they lack the language codes OLV and OVD (And presumably many others) found here: https:/...
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Why does ISO 639-3 have many language codes for Arabic but only one for English?

ISO 639-3 has many language codes for Arabic, but only one for English. I'm an Arab who is familiar with multiple Arabic dialects. We do not call it anything but "لهجات" which is translated to "...