Request for variant subtag fr 16th-c 17th-c RESUBMISSION

John Cowan cowan at
Tue Jan 23 18:44:17 CET 2007

Addison Phillips scripsit:

> >Or do you mean that something like "frx-fr-1694" could co-exist with
> >"fr-1694" but "frx-1694" could not?
> "frx-fr-1694" is illegal. (Extended language subtags require three 
> letter codes.)

It's not illegal as such, it's just that "fr" in non-initial position
means France, not French.

In any case, where languages encompassed by a macrolanguage already
have 639-1/639-2 codes, they will remain language subtags and not become
extlang subtags.  So frx-frm would be equally bad.

John Cowan    cowan at
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