Bug #2412

Metadata language cannot be a regional language

Added by Angelo Quaglia over 5 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Status:NewStart date:21 Apr 2015
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Michael Östling% Done:


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A bug was introduced in version 1.3 of the Metadata Technical Guidelines.

In paragraph 2.11.3 there is a mention to regional languages.


This notice was not there in version 1.2 since it is wrong for Metadata Language, as opposed to Resource Language where any language is allowed:


Related issues

Related to Geoportal Helpdesk - Support #2411: ES - IGN: Metadata language and Regional Languages Closed 21 Apr 2015


#1 Updated by Angelo Quaglia over 5 years ago

  • Assignee set to Michael Östling

#2 Updated by Peter Kochmann over 5 years ago

I'm not sure what that issue aims at.

Both elements in ISO 19115 (language (3) --> metadata and language (39) --> resource) are designated to be filled according to ISO 639-2.

The TG metadata 1.2 already included the statement "Regional languages also are included in this list" for the resource language (see 2.2.7). So I guess it was an adjustment to have this text also in 2.11.3.

I wasn't able to find out which regional languages in fact are included and whether they are complete. But there seem to be a lot of them in it. The list given in TG contains the 24 official languages of the member states but doesn't say that no others are possible. In the end the linked list is the one that is important!

#3 Updated by Michael Östling over 5 years ago

The limitation is that the Regulation 1205/2008 (Metadata)  states in chapter 10.3 Metadata language

The value domain of this metadata element is limited to the official languages of the commuity expressed in conformity ith ISO 639-2

So the domain for metadata language is narrover then for Resource language which includes whole ISO 639-2


I will update our draft with this


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