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bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Mon Nov 13 15:24:46 CET 2006
On Mon, Nov 13, 2006 at 01:55:37PM +0100,
Gerard Meijssen <gerardm at wiktionaryz.org> wrote
a message of 140 lines which said:
> I am not sure what ISO ? standard would deal with dialects.
I do not think there is one. May be the future ISO 639-6?
In the mean time, under the RFC 4646 umbrella, dialects are handled by
variants. For instance, the eastern dialect of armenian is:
Description: Eastern Armenian
> Many languages like the Dutch language, have regular changes to the
> official orthography. For the Dutch language this happens every ten
> years. It is imho important to be able to tag text and words
> correctly to the orthography used. Only indicating something as
> Dutch is minimalistic and prevents the use of content for other
> purposes. It is not clear to me how you deal with this.
Under the RFC 4646 umbrella, orthographies are handled by
variants. For instance, for german:
Description: Traditional German orthography
Description: German orthography of 1996
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