Language subtag registration for acor1990 (ammended from ao1990)

João Miguel Neves joao at
Thu Aug 25 11:53:52 CEST 2011

Em 24-08-2011 19:04, Doug Ewell escreveu:
>> Description: 1990's agreement on Portuguese ortography
> Editorial: I'd rather see something like "Portuguese orthography based
> on 1990 agreement."  Possessives used with numbers, especially years,
> are awkward in English, and especially in the case of a year ending in
> 0, this usage could be read as "an agreement that occurred sometime
> during the decade of the 1990s" instead of specifically in the year
> 1990.
> Of course, the spelling "ortography" needs to be fixed as well.
Oops. I'm very sorry. I'll send a corrected version after the discussion
stabilizes on the tag.

João Miguel Neves
> Regarding the use of bare year numbers versus something like 'acor1971',
> Philip said he would prefer "something that makes it a bit more clear
> that it's related to Portuguese orthography."  I agree, but don't see
> how 'acor' adds this information.  I do see some political complexities
> in referring to this as an "accord" versus a "reform," which might be
> more technically precise but might not be helpful to the user trying to
> pick the right subtag.  Maybe 'pt1971' and 'pt1990' are what are needed.
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