Descriptions for Volapük variants

Doug Ewell doug at
Mon Jan 9 19:57:11 CET 2012

Michael Everson <everson at evertype dot com> wrote:

> jleyer and dejong would be more readily identifiable to anyone who
> does not know Volapük.

and John Cowan <cowan at mercury dot ccil dot org> wrote:

> The names of Schleyer and De Jong are far better known in connection
> with the two dialects than their Volapuk descriptions are. In fact,
> I would propose 'schleyer' rather than 'jleyer' for even more
> readability.

In that case, should the Description entries "Schleyerian Volapük" and
"Dejongian Volapük" appear first in their respective records, ahead of
the other descriptions?  This is not normative in BCP 47, but often
provides a strong hint as to the "preferred" description.

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