Appendix #1a
 
Frequently Used Language Codes
Sorted By Code

 
(Based on ISO 639-1, 639-2, and 639-3 codes1)
 
     If you have a DCP and you need to determine what language it contains, use this table.  If you are creating a DCP and you need to know what code to use, use the table in Appendix 1b.  The language codes are based on ISO 639-1, 639-2, or 639-3 codes.  When a 2 digit 639-1 code is available, this is the preferred code.  Language codes in red are not currently used in the ISO standard, but are suggested for this Naming Convention.  Codes beginning with "Q" are not represented in the ISO Standard, but are named using the 639-2 methodology for additional languages.  "LAS", representing Latin American Spanish, is a special case in that LAS represents Lama (spoken in Togo) in the 639-3 codes.  Due to the widespread use of "LAS" as Latin American Spanish in Film Distribution, however, we have chosen to keep it as Latin American Spanish for purposes of this convention.  If you have an older DCP with a language code that isn't listed in the table below, it may be an out-of-date code.  A list of out-of-date codes can be found in Appendix 1c.
 
 
ABBREVIATION LANGUAGE NOTES
ARARABIC 
BGBULGARIAN 
BSBOSNIAN 
CACATALAN 
CMNCHINESE - MANDARIN PRC(Audio Only)
CSCZECH 
DADANISH 
DEGERMAN 
ELGREEK 
ENENGLISH 
ESSPANISH - CASTILIAN 
ETESTONIAN 
EUEUSKARA 
FIFINNISH 
FRFRENCH 
GSWGERMAN - SWISS 
HEHEBREW 
HIHINDI 
HRCROATIAN 
HUHUNGARIAN 
INDINDONESIAN BAHASA 
ISICELANDIC 
ITITALIAN 
JAJAPANESE 
KKKAZAKH 
KOKOREAN 
LASSPANISH - LATIN AMERICANThis conflicts with the 639-3 code for Lama, one of 39 languages spoken in Togo.  We are keeping it in this naming convention for Latin American Spanish, however, due to its widespread use in film distribution.)
LTLITHUANIAN 
LVLATVIAN 
MNMONGOLIAN 
MSAMALAY BAHASA 
NANCHINESE - TAIWANESE(Audio Only)
NLDUTCH 
NONORWEGIAN 
PLPOLISH 
PTPORTUGUESE - EUROPEAN 
QBPPORTUGUESE - BRAZILIAN 
QFCFRENCH - CANADIAN 
QMSCHINESE - MANDARIN SIMPLIFIED(Subtitles Only)
QMTCHINESE - MANDARIN TRADITIONAL(Subtitles Only)
QSASPANISH - ARGENTINIAN 
QSMSPANISH - MEXICAN 
QTMCHINESE - TAIWANESE MANDARIN(Audio Only)
ROROMANIAN 
RURUSSIAN 
SKSLOVAK 
SLSLOVENIAN 
SQALBANIAN 
SRSERBIAN 
SVSWEDISH 
TATAMIL 
TETELUGU 
THTHAI 
TRTURKISH 
UKUKRAINIAN 
VIVIETNAMESE 
VLSFLEMISH 
WELWELSH (CYMRU) 
YUECHINESE - CANTONESE 
 
1Language codes in Red are not currently represented in the ISO standard, but are suggested for this Naming Convention

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