Proposal: Language code "de-DE-trad"
Wed, 13 Feb 2002 15:32:57 -0600

On 02/13/2002 02:32:24 PM Torsten Bronger wrote:

>> >Maybe "-trad" as an alias for -1901?  That would leave the (possibly
>> >language spanning) systematic approach of time tags intact, but would
>> >also allow for more pragmatic use.
>> Of course, after the orthography reform in 2037, the 1996 orthography 
>> feel to people of that time like the traditional orthography.
>Yes, but at that time they have decades of "-1996" behind them,
>and are accustomed to it.  Today, there is no such subtag already
>in existence.
>And people not interested in subtags are beyond this discussion.

But this isn't about people not interested in subtags; it's about people 
interested in the subtag "-trad". The question is whether it makes sense 
to define a subtag "-trad" (in the context of de-DE etc.) as an alias for 
"-1901" since the mnemonic value of "-trad" may cause that denotation to 
be counter-intuitive at some point in the future.

- Peter

Peter Constable

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