Ietf-languages Digest, Vol 103, Issue 23

Michael Everson everson at
Sat Aug 27 20:33:05 CEST 2011

On 27 Aug 2011, at 15:11, António H F P A Emiliano (FCSH/UNL) wrote:

> The letters refer to the *official* name of the governmental specifications of the reforms in Portugal:
> 1911 - Bases da Ortografia Portuguesa (w/ several subsequent ammendments and revisions)
> 1945 - Convenção Ortográfica Luso-Brasileira (w/ an ammendment in 73)
> 1990 - Acordo Ortográfico da Língua Portuguesa (still not fully enforced)

Please stop worrying about the name for the moment. The question is, is the 1911 BOP a complete specification? Or is it an outline that there is an agreement? In that case I would like a reference to an authoritative dictionary or orthography-list, so that those interested in matching the subtag to something can match it to something more substantial than a decree.

The same question goes for the 1945 COLB. 

Can you supply such references, please? 

Michael Everson *

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