Proposed new variant subtag: pre1917

Yury Tarasievich yury.tarasievich at
Sun Sep 12 21:08:19 CEST 2010

On 09/12/2010 09:43 PM, Doug Ewell wrote:
> Yury Tarasievich <yury dot tarasievich at gmail dot com> wrote:
>> BTW, there'll be a need for a separate subtag
>> denoting IO introduction.
> Why? Avram hasn't indicated that he has a need for one. If you do, it
> would be up to you to propose it.

Well, just entering into the spirit of the 
thing. Personally, I consider the whole issue of 
pre-1917 discriminations somewhat superfluous. 
Just like your English case, really.

Excepting the Petrin reforms and IO 
introduction, before 1917 there were no 
clear-cut boundaries, and the changes just mean 
some letters gradually falling into disuse. I 
guess I might dig out a history book which would 
attribute those interim changes to some texts, 
but would those markers be truely recognisable?


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