Yury Tarasievich yury.tarasievich at
Thu Aug 28 11:06:52 CEST 2008

Gerard Meijssen wrote:
> In my opinion, the official Belarus language is not different from the 
> Dutch language; it also has multiple orthographies and we do not 
> restrict Dutch to one iteration of the official orthography. 
> Consequently the inclusion of a year in the code gives the wrong 
> impression. The impression should be that this is the official 
> orthography. This idea is not conveyed by calling it academic either.

Isn't it somewhat impossible to cater to everybody's impressions? Why 
not go for descriptiveness, such as may be packed into a maximum of 8 

"Official" is absolutely empty as a description, especially without 
timestamp. Now, "academy" is slightly more descriptive, pointing to the 
origin of entity.

Now, folks here dislike "academy" and want year-stamp, too. Fine.

And if future will bring "taraskievic" purges in Academy, well, then I'm 
sure the future stuff of Registry will take care of namings. Why bother 
with might-beens now?


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