Proposed new variant subtag: pre1917

Michael Everson everson at
Mon Sep 13 09:17:53 CEST 2010

On 13 Sep 2010, at 05:27, Peter Constable wrote:

> Or perhaps one subtag (but not "pre1917") that denotes any orthography from the period 1708 - 1917.

I would rather see a subtag pegged to an authoritative dictionary or similar source; if further precision is required, other dictionaries for other milestones can be used.

Somehow "any from 1708-1917" seems a bit vague.

Michael Everson *

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