ISO 639-3

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    ISO 639-3 is a three-letter language code standard by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It is widely used online for tagging and supporting content in multiple languages.

    After rejected requests in 2008 and 2018, the ISO 639-3 Registration Authority adopted the identifier tok for Toki Pona on January 20, 2022. The webpage was updated on the 28th.

    Benefits[edit | edit source]

    HTML and XML documents can mark Toki Pona text in a WCAG-compliant way with the attribute lang="tok". This metadata enables unambiguous language detection, which will ideally enable support for Toki Pona hyphenation and ligature rules, speech synthesis, and spelling and grammar checking. Toki Pona editions of more works will also be created.

    Support[edit | edit source]

    These services have Toki Pona support through the ISO 639-3 standard:

    • ijo Linku has a Toki Pona localization.
    • sona pona marks Toki Pona text with the template {{tok}} (or {{tp}}, which toggles italics).
    • Wikipedia and Wiktionary mark Toki Pona text.
    • YouTube supports Toki Pona subtitles/CC.