German Orthography language codes
Thu, 7 Feb 2002 00:16:58 +0100
On Mittwoch, 6. Februar 2002 21:40 schrieben Sie:
> Some comments:
> At 21:17 02/02/06 +0100, J.Wilkes wrote:
> >On 6 Feb 02, at 20:37, Torsten Bronger wrote:
> > > I propose the language tag "de-DE-1996" for contents written in Ger=
> > > and using the new orthography introduced in Germany in 1996.
> Whenever I heard of the project, it was always associated with
> 1998, not with 1996. How did you get to 1996?
Your're right, not until 1998 the reform was generally enforced.
However, in 1996 the concerning treaty was signed by Germany, Austria,=20
Switzerland and other countries with German population, and some federal=20
states of Germany taught it at schools already in 1996. That was the=20
origin of by suggestion.
P.S.: That's the first time I actually *write* to a mailing list.
I hope my posting is put in the thread correctly ...