David Starner prosfilaes at
Tue Sep 23 13:00:59 CEST 2008

On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 6:14 AM, Michael Everson <everson at> wrote:
> > Take a variant that you yourself pushed for: en-GB-oed. Why didn't you ask
> > for oed1928, or oed1933, or oed1986, or oed2007 in
> >
> I don't believe that the orthography of the Oxford English Dictionary has
> *ever* changed, since you ask.

Even accepting that the OED has never adopted a new spelling for a
headword, why the certainty that it won't?

> > When you requested registration for fonipa, why was it not fipa1886, or
> > fipa1989, or fipa2005?
> What? Mark, come on. The IPA doesn't specify *any* orthography.

It specifies a writing system, a set of characters in use that has had
some major changes through the years.

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