Proposal for a subtag registration (fr-2004-ORTOGRAF or fr-ortograf ?)

John Cowan cowan at
Tue Dec 11 05:50:42 CET 2007

Stephane Bortzmeyer scripsit:

> Again, there is a deep misunderstanding. The subtag registry is not
> populated according to a "beauty contest" between various contenders,
> after a judgment on their worthiness. It is populated when and only
> when someone requests a registration, follows the rules, and accepts
> to reply to the questions raised. Sure, it is painful. But this is the
> way to avoid political judgments on the worthiness of Jean Nicot
> vs. impaired people.

Just to set the record straight, it's not Nicot's personal usage that
is being tagged, but 16th century French (1500-1599) as recorded in
Nicot's 1606 dictionary.

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