en-GB-oxford LANGUAGE TAG REGISTRATION FORM
everson at evertype.com
Sun Jun 15 17:43:09 CEST 2003
At 08:31 -0700 2003-06-15, Mark Crispin wrote:
>On Sun, 15 Jun 2003, Michael Everson wrote:
>> >Needless to say, those preferences are not universal; but fortunately we
>> >have no need to discuss that matter.
>> ISO prefers Oxford spelling. :-)
>ISO does some smart things, but they also do some pretty stupid
>things. Typically the smart things were based on sound technical
>judgement and the stupid things were based on politics.
I guess ISO chose particular language authorities so that there would
be uniformity in orthographic practice in ISO standards.
I'm sorry if you think Oxford spelling is "stupid", which is what I
guess you are saying, but for my part I consider Oxford to be the
highest of authorities for English lexicography. You may have another
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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