Language tags for German

Martin Duerst
Mon, 22 Apr 2002 08:38:32 +0900

At 13:59 02/04/20 +0100, Michael Everson wrote:
>I raised a concern that software is already doing something about this 
>kind of tagging. I have at least three applications now which can make 
>distinctions between the 1996 and the 1901 orthographies.
>I requested that this be discussed also on the list

I would strongly prefer if we could limit discussions to a single
list. The list is open to anybody.

>and said that I was happy with the scheme providing that everyone on both 
>lists was happy with it. I don't seem to be getting mail from 
> (though I thought I was subscribed to it), so I don't 
>know if this discussion has occurred there or not. I wanted them to 
>discuss it because of industrial involvement.
>(Or at least I think I did all this. Perhaps I dreamed it.)
>I'll process the application by Thursday next unless I hear objections 
>from industry, how about that?
>So how many variants will be asked for out of the combinations below? Do 
>you have references for each of the variants? That's necessary.

For reference, two versions of Duden (one for -1901, and one for
-1996), should be enough. The Duden contains notes for each entry
that is e.g. used in particular in Austria or Switzerland.
I hope Torsten can provide the details (it's probably best to
provide a new full list of registrations).

Regards,   Martin.

>>Are my requested language tags for German going into the last phase or
>>should I re-launch my request with the versions most people here have
>>seemed to agree with?  My impression was that
>>   de(-DE|-AT|-CH)?(-1901|-1996)?
>>represented the most accepted way.  My XML application is now almost
>>finished, so I must tell in the documentation how to select
>>"New-German" and "Traditional-German".  Can I give the above way with
>>quite clear conscience?  I'd like to do so even if the whole procedure
>>might still take a long time.
>Michael Everson *** Everson Typography ***
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