BCP47 Appeals process

Yury Tarasievich yury.tarasievich at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 21:42:19 CEST 2008

John Cowan wrote:
> Suppose that another orthography for French became widely popular on the
> Internet or elsewhere, and it became useful or necessary to distinguish
> between it and Academie Francaise orthography.  Then it might be sensible
> to have these subtags:
>         1835acad, the de facto current standard
>         1990acad, the official, but mostly un-adopted, current Academie
>         Francaise standard
>         nouvel, the Nouvel Fransé orthography).
> Yet these "xxxxacad" tags would have nothing to do with the Belarusian
> Academy.
Effectively, the subtags for French are devoid of meaning without the 
main FR tag.
Conversely, fr-1835acad or be-1959acad is almost self-explaining.
How does that break my argument?


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