language tag en-cutspell

Addison Phillips addison at
Thu Jun 22 17:53:24 CEST 2006

The question is whether this orthography is suitably widely used or is just
a small group's fancy. It might be analogous to experimental encoding of
text in Unicode... that is, would it be worthwhile to suggest en-x-cutspell


Addison Phillips
Internationalization Architect - Yahoo! Inc.

Internationalization is an architecture.
It is not a feature.  

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at] On Behalf Of John Cowan
> Sent: jeudi 22 juin 2006 08:46
> To: Michael Everson
> Cc: ietf-languages at
> Subject: Re: language tag en-cutspell
> Michael Everson scripsit:
> > The only credible reform for English spelling in my view is that of
> > Axel Wijk. See his Regularized English, a very sensible plan.
> I agree, personally, but I think that's irrelevant.
> > If we are going to go the route of giving tags for English spelling 
> > reforms, we ought to do several of them. I would not like to appear 
> > as though we were supporting something as awful as "Cut Spelling" 
> > over something more reasonable.
> By all means propose them, then.  But to register something is not to
> support it: consider the situation of 3166/MA, which 
> registers entities
> that aren't countries by any other standard.  This "orthografy" has
> some number of documents actually available on the Web written in it,
> and deserves a variant subtag just as much as Boontling or Scouse.
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