Proposal: Language code "de-DE-trad"

Martin Duerst
Thu, 14 Feb 2002 14:17:02 +0900

At 08:47 02/02/13 -0800, Mark Crispin wrote:
>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.

In Switzerland, if enough people had wanted to stay with the old
system, they could have collected signs (100'000 of them) for a
proposal to change the constitution to say that Switzerland uses
the old orthography. But that hasn't happened, as far as I know.

Regards,  Martin.