From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Aug 19 2004 - 19:34:25 CDT
At 17:22 -0700 2004-08-19, Peter Constable wrote:
> > >OK. For managing language resources, what ID should one use?
> > I would use Moldavian for text written in Soviet-era Cyrillic.
>Since the language did not significantly change, that would amount to
>make the distinction between ro and mo a script distinction, which is
>out of scope for ISO 639 and probably not the best idea (though it is
>one possibility I mentioned to JAC members).
It is unlikely that Soviet Moldavian was spared the importation of
Russian vocabulary and abbreviations (kolkhoz and the like), so there
would be more than just a script difference.
I would use Moldavian for text written in Soviet-era Cyrillic.
This is not the same thing as Cyrillic-written Romanian from the 19th
or previous centuries, though.
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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