Proposal: Language code "de-DE-trad"

Mark Crispin MRC@CAC.Washington.EDU
Wed, 13 Feb 2002 08:47:06 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, 11 Feb 2002 16:19:55 +0100, J.W. wrote:
> Also, this revision is opposed by a majority in the population. A poll made
> in 6 major newspapers in 200 resulted in 98% voting to take back the
> revision, or to ignore it.

If this is the case, then how did this come to be adopted?  The German
speaking nations are all (presumably) democracies, which presumably also means
that their respective governments can't get away with something like this.

And if this is the case, what is the likelihood that the government after the
next elections will toss it out?

What are the substantive differences that would be noticed by, say, someone
who studied German for 3 years in high school 28 years ago?