Pros and cons of adding a en-GB-oxford language tag

Michael Everson everson at
Fri May 30 13:58:25 CEST 2003

At 08:38 +0000 2003-05-30, John Clews wrote:

>If en-gb-oxford was added for an orthography, what would
>en-scouse be used for? Dictionaries? Videos?
>Why not en-oxford if en-scouse exists?

That would be for some dialect in Oxford. With the GB it is an orthography.

>A choice of "British English" and "American English" would be
>sufficient for most purposes.

It isn't. Oxford orthography is ignored by all vendors to my knowledge.

>My feeling is that en-gb-oxford is not a thing for language tags at
>present, and that this request may (though put forward with the best
>of intentions) be asking for language tag mechanisms to do too much.

The Language Tag Reviewer disagrees with you.

Cheerily, on an exceptionally sunny day,
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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