Tomaz Erjavec tomaz.erjavec at
Fri Apr 27 11:14:31 CEST 2012


1. Name of requester: Tomaž Erjavec

2. E-mail address of requester: tomaz.erjavec at
3. Record Requested:

Type: variant
Subtag: metelko
Description: Slovene in Metelko alphabet
Prefix: sl
Comments: The subtag represents the alphabet codified by Franc Serafin
  Metelko and used from 1825 to 1833.

4. Intended meaning of the subtag:

The subtag marks texts written in Slovene using the historical Metelko
alphabet, which is distinguished from the contemporary norm by
borrowing (and modifying) letters from Cyrillic.

5. Reference to published description of the language (book or article):

Stabej, Marko. Franc Serafin Metelko in Metelčica. In (Janez Cvirn, ed.) 
Slovenska Kronika XIX. stoletja. (2001). Print.

6. Any other relevant information:

The tag "sl-metelko" is relevant as a possible value of the @xml:lang
attribute to be used by language technology applications for
transcribing and modernising such texts, e.g. for text search in
cultural heritage digital libraries. E.g. the National and University
Library of Slovenia has plans to digitise about 5,000 pages of books
written in the Metelko alphabet.

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