Addition request: alsatian

Doug Ewell dewell at
Thu Jan 3 17:29:41 CET 2008

Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer at nic dot fr> wrote:

> Then, you badly read it, sorry. What I wrote is that alsatian *is* 
> (present tense) distinct from "alemannic" partly for political reasons 
> (the fact that Alsace has been mostly in France for the last 
> centuries), which is quite different. (In the same way that the 
> language en-US is distinct from the language en-GB mostly for 
> political reasons, but using en-US does not mean that you approve or 
> disapprove the US Declaration of Independance, it is a simple 
> recognition of a fact.)

That said, I'd be inclined to agree with Martin Dürst, who asked on LTRU 
on December 10:

"I have absolutely nothing against figuring out how to tag Alsatian, but 
I'd like to know why gsw-fr (which would be usable without registering a 
variant) wouldn't do the job."

Doug Ewell  *  Fullerton, California, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14  ˆ

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