[sword-devel] 3-letter language character codes

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 08:40:17 MST 2009

I don't know for sure that they're accurate, but all 6 that you just
listed are on this page:

Also, the commit log for JSword (the Java port of SWORD) lists these
entries here, though spellings may differ from the above link:


On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 9:33 AM, Nic Carter <niccarter at mac.com> wrote:
> Hi all, I have a question about where we get our 3-letter character codes
> for the languages of our modules from?
> I just added code to lookup (from the data available at
> http://www.sil.org/ISO639-3/default.asp ) what the different languages are
> that we have modules in, but I still end up with the following language
> codes as unknown:
> ckw (from ckw_WBTI_1996)
> cti (from cti_BL_1976)
> mvc (from mvc_WBTI_2002)
> mvj (from mvj_WBTI_2000)
> qut (from qut_WBTI_1997)
> tzz (from tzz_BL_1987)
> These are all from the crosswire beta modules site...
> I was awesomely impressed with the huge range of languages available through
> the crosswire & crosswire beta sources (& I'm ignoring the experimental repo
> atm!) & it further reminds me of how sheltered I am for only knowing one
> language (and several computer languages!)...
> Anyway, can anyone point me to where I can look up these extra language
> codes?  Or are these for languages that are so rare that they aren't even in
> ISO639-3 yet & they'll be added soon?  or . . .  ?  :)
> thanks all,
>        nic...  :)
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