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

Peter Constable petercon at
Tue Dec 11 16:04:51 CET 2007

> From: ietf-languages-bounces at [mailto:ietf-languages-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Stephane Bortzmeyer

> > I think a tag using "ortograf" would be a mistake.  Language and
> > writing systems change and there is nothing to say that there will
> > not be several different orthographies introduced over time.
> So what? "orthograf" is not a generic word. With its cute spelling, it
> identifies very clearly one specific orthography (the "Montréal 2004"
> one).

I agree; I see nothing wrong with 'ortograf' as a subtag. If they can come up with something more distinctive, I'd go for that, and I'd encourage them to consider that. But if at the end of the day this is the only thing that fits for them, I don't see a problem.


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