language tag en-cutspell

Doug Ewell dewell at
Thu Jun 22 20:33:18 CEST 2006

Michael Everson <everson at evertype dot com> wrote:

> I still have my opinion.

And you are absolutely free to express it, like all of us.

Personally I dislike all across-the-board "simplified" spelling reforms 
for English.  That isn't how English spelling has been reformed over 
that past thousand years, and probably never will be; it will always be 
a word or two at a time, like "donut."  English has resisted the type of 
central authority that would be necessary to impose a systematic 
spelling reform.

But I don't think our opinions about this should dictate whether the 
subtag is approved.

> If en-cutspell

variant subtag "cutspell"
(N.B. Debbie Garside points out that "cutspel" might be more 

> goes forward, I would also like to see a tag


> for Regularized English, that's all I'm saying.

As John said, go ahead and propose one.  Nothing happens with regard to 
these "discretionary" subtags without a proposal.

Doug Ewell
Fullerton, California, USA

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