Talk:Language codes

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ISO 639-1 Code sh[edit]

I don't know if anybody will read that here:

sh is a now deprecated language code for the Serbocroatian language. It now has a ISO 639-3 code (hbs) that is defined as a macrolanguage and takes over the record of the former sh code. Though its old state wikimedia still uses this code for sh.wikipedia.org. Are people aware of this state? --Chrislb 10:10, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

Official list[edit]

As best I can tell, the official list of language codes is at List of Wikipedias. If I am incorrect then someone should change this page because I just said this was the official list. I can find no other seemingly complete list. Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:58, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

That's not an official list of language codes. --Nemo 15:13, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
I still would like to present the best available information clearly - is Special:SiteMatrix the best that exists? Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:49, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
If you want a list of codes currently used by WMF for its language subdomains of the content projects, then the SiteMatrix is indeed a complete list of them. --MF-W 18:46, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

I still not understand why someone would look for Wikimedia projects language editions at the page language codes. Is there any incoming link of this sort? If yes they should be fixed. --Nemo 09:22, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

I did a Google search for "Wikimedia language codes" and Google sent me here because this is the Wikimedia Meta page for Language Codes. Where should people people be going if they want a list of the Wikimedia language codes? Why is it that you do not want to provide easy access to these codes through this page? The top links that you are providing would not, I imagine, satisfy typical users demands for these codes.
I took interest in this because there is a new Wikidata function which requires people to know language codes in order to make links. Blue Rasberry (talk) 13:20, 29 August 2014 (UTC)