Portuguese subtags

João Miguel Neves joao at silvaneves.org
Wed Sep 14 22:20:01 CEST 2011

Em 14-09-2011 18:16, Michael Everson escreveu:
> On 14 Sep 2011, at 17:13, João Miguel Neves wrote:
>> I understand that António doesn't like the official vocabulary
> So do I.
>> and I know for a fact that he's not alone. That doesn't change the fact that
>> it's the official wordlist for public education and, from January 1st,
>> all the public administration in Portugal.
> OK, so where's the list? Not the decree. The specification. The thing you can turn to to make sure that you're spelling a given word correctly. Is there such a source? If not, then there is nothing reliable to point an orthography subtag to, and that is problematic. 
I've left the link before:


Use the search box on the top right to search/validate words.
>> I honestly haven't found any language change, dictionary or vocabulary
>> that isn't a target of criticism. I'm not knowledgeable enough to check
>> the merit of António and other's criticism.
> Stipulated. That's fine. 
>> The VOP (Vocabulário Ortográfico Português) is the only official reference I know of. I will
>> use it on the template. If the group decides that this is not enough, I'll just drop the matter and use non-official tags. At least I learned a lot in the discussion.
> Is that a particular publication, say, with an ISBN?
No, it's a website online at the above url. This is the way it's
referenced in ministers' council decision for migrating the public

Best regards,
João Miguel Neves

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