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

CE Whitehead cewcathar at
Fri Dec 15 20:41:14 CET 2006

>I draw your attention to the existence of school editions of Shakespeare
>with the left-hand pages in the original EModE (with modernized
>orthography, not First Folio orthography) and the right-hand pages in
>20th-century English.  There are a *lot* of people who can't read EModE.

Moreso with 16th century English, such as Milton's, especially when you add 
to the differences the convoluted syntax of the poetry.

I do not know if this is a can of worms; languages other than French and 
English will want their due in this area too; but I think it is o.k. to have 
more variants if it is appropriate, for me just so long as the subtags are 
something easy to remember.

--C. E. Whitehead
cewcathar at

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