Request for variant subtag fr 16th-c 17th-c

CE Whitehead cewcathar at
Thu Dec 14 01:38:13 CET 2006



"On the argument that generic century codes might reduce the amount of 
application and discussion of other specifications for other languages, that 
is probably marginal at best and wishful thinking beyond that. "
The codes are only for French (fr, frm)
"Some examples have already been brought up. Another one is - what if in a 
particular context another calendar is the preferred reference?"
The century dates are appropriate for the two main calendars in use in 
Europe at the time, the Julian (from the Roman empire) and the Gregorian s 
these two calendars do not differ by many days.
These century dates are widely used in reference to French literature and 
history; anyone asking for 16th or 17th century French texts (documents, 
letters, essays, novels, collections of tales, poetry, etc.) would have no 
trouble referring to the centuries.


--C. E. Whitehead
cewcathar at

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