Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at
Thu Aug 28 12:01:08 CEST 2008

Given that this will be the label for the official orthography of the
Belarus language, given that there are strong objections to the proposed
label. Given that this list is not a group of "folks" that do things without
consideration of the consequences, it matters a lot what the end result will

It has been reported that the private code for the official orthography is
NSAB. However I cannot load this website and the only combination that I
find with Belarus and NSAB when googling is the National Scout Association
of Belarus. . ( is the reported URL)

Again, given the controversial nature of the Belarusian orthographies, I
urge caution.


On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 11:06 AM, Yury Tarasievich <
yury.tarasievich at> wrote:

> 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
> letters.
> "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?
> -Yury
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