Proposed new variant subtag: pre1917

John Cowan cowan at
Wed Sep 15 22:35:38 CEST 2010

On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 3:53 PM, Avram Lyon <ajlyon at> wrote:

> ru-Latn-luna1917-alalc97 : Ocherk literaturnoi deiatel'nosti
> kazanskikh tatar-mokhammedan za 1880-1895 [Note: This doesn't conform
> strictly to the ALA-LC guidelines, since it omits diacritical marks.
> Also, luna1917 might be unnecessary here -- I think that alalc97 might
> stipulate that modernized orthography be used regardless of the
> original usage.]

ALA-LC '97 for Russian has unique romanizations for iota, yat', little
yus, fita, and izhitsa.  Consequently, alalc97 does not imply
luna1917.  However, final hard sign is romanized as zero, making this
feature of Petrine orthography invisible in romanization: see for details.

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