Locale::Codes::LangFam(3) standard codes for language extension identification


use Locale::Codes::LangFam;
$lext = code2langfam('apa'); # $lext gets 'Apache languages'
$code = langfam2code('Apache languages'); # $code gets 'apa'
@codes = all_langfam_codes();
@names = all_langfam_names();


The "Locale::Codes::LangFam" module provides access to standard codes used for identifying language families, such as those as defined in ISO 639-5.

Most of the routines take an optional additional argument which specifies the code set to use. If not specified, the default ISO 639-5 language family codes will be used.


There are several different code sets you can use for identifying language families. A code set may be specified using either a name, or a constant that is automatically exported by this module.

For example, the two are equivalent:

   $lext = code2langfam('apa','alpha');
   $lext = code2langfam('apa',LOCALE_LANGFAM_ALPHA);

The codesets currently supported are:

This is the set of three-letter (lowercase) codes from ISO 639-5 such as 'apa' for Apache languages.

This is the default code set.


code2langfam ( CODE [,CODESET] [,'retired'])
langfam2code ( NAME [,CODESET] [,'retired'])
langfam_code2code ( CODE ,CODESET ,CODESET2 )
all_langfam_codes ( [CODESET] [,'retired'])
all_langfam_names ( [CODESET] [,'retired'])
Locale::Codes::LangFam::rename_langfam ( CODE ,NEW_NAME [,CODESET] )
Locale::Codes::LangFam::add_langfam ( CODE ,NAME [,CODESET] )
Locale::Codes::LangFam::delete_langfam ( CODE [,CODESET] )
Locale::Codes::LangFam::add_langfam_alias ( NAME ,NEW_NAME )
Locale::Codes::LangFam::delete_langfam_alias ( NAME )
Locale::Codes::LangFam::rename_langfam_code ( CODE ,NEW_CODE [,CODESET] )
Locale::Codes::LangFam::add_langfam_code_alias ( CODE ,NEW_CODE [,CODESET] )
Locale::Codes::LangFam::delete_langfam_code_alias ( CODE [,CODESET] )
These routines are all documented in the Locale::Codes::API man page.


See Locale::Codes for full author history.

Currently maintained by Sullivan Beck ([email protected]).


   Copyright (c) 2011-2015 Sullivan Beck

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.