John Cowan jcowan at
Fri Apr 11 18:07:59 CEST 2003

Roozbeh Pournader scripsit:

> In this model, you'll also need an 'az-arab-ir-pre19xx', that would be the
> same as 'az-arab-az'. If it was me, I would drop both az-arab-az and
> az-arab-ir and simply use an az-arab-pre19xx.

This is an interesting issue which has not been AFAIK resolved, or even
specified clearly.  In general it seems to me that when two countries
A and B originally share a common orthography, and then A (say) reforms
its orthography, then pre-reform documents written in country A should be
tagged xx-B.  

John Cowan
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