Deprecating grandfathered tags redux

Markus Scherer at
Thu Mar 5 22:55:46 CET 2015

On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 12:27 PM, Doug Ewell <doug at> wrote:

> 2. en-GB-oed
> Mark initially suggested deprecating this and adding a language-variant
> combination "en-oxford" as the Preferred-Value. (Here and below, adding
> Preferred-Values obviously involves adding variant subtags as
> necessary.) After some discussion about the ambiguous meaning of
> 'oxford', Michael and John suggested 'oxendict' instead. Other
> contenders were 'oxdict' (John) and 'oedict' (Addison Phillips).

As you had observed, "'oxendict' looks too much like a dictionary of oxen".
oxdict or oedict or oxforded or similar would be nicer.

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