registration requests re Portuguese

Michael Everson everson at
Wed Apr 15 01:38:47 CEST 2015

On 13 Apr 2015, at 08:02, Peter Constable <petercon at> wrote:

> As others have stated, prefixes are suggested to avoid semantic anomalies, not to make judgments on details of sociolinguistic practice, or to proscribe valid tag construction.

How so? My concern about the 1990 “orthography” is that its options can lead to othographic anomalies, since the “agreement" encompasses options which certainly can not be mixed-and-matched randomly. I think it is clear that writers in one country will 

And the fact that some countries have refused the “agreement” entirely is also of concern.

> The right prefix value for all of the Portuguese orthographic variant subtag registrations is to specify a language subtag ("pt") without any region subtag qualifications — just as for the "oxendict" registration.

You assert that the “right” prefix value is without any region, but I have seen discussion which contradicts that. 

Michael Everson *

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