John Cowan jcowan at reutershealth.com
Mon Jun 16 12:48:43 CEST 2003

Peter_Constable at sil.org scripsit:

> Should that happen, probably something similar to what has been done for
> German would need to be done. E.g. if in the year 2038 OED decides the
> preferred spelling of words centre should be like center (say), then we'd
> probably need to define a new tag en-oed-2038; at that point, it would need
> to be decided whether en-oed should mean *just* the pre-2038 conventions,
> or either pre- and post-2038 conventions, with a 2nd new tag en-oed-1933
> (or whatever descriptor might be considered appropriate to represent the
> pre-2038 conventions).

Very true, but we need not solve that problem until the hypothetical event
in fact comes to pass.

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