Language tags for German
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 firstname.lastname@example.org list
I would strongly prefer if we could limit discussions to a single
list. The email@example.com 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
>firstname.lastname@example.org (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).
>>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
>>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.
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