Deprecating grandfathered tags redux

Doug Ewell doug at
Sat Mar 7 17:58:51 CET 2015

Michael Everson wrote:

> Well, I suppose one could take a publication year as we did for
> 1694acad and write 1989oxon or something but how would we choose a
> date?

Please, no. We should use years to form subtags only when they have real 
significance in distinguishing the language variety. '1989oxon' would 
imply that the 1st Edition recommended different rules for spelling, 
capitalization, or whatever else the tag is supposed to express. I 
relent: 'oxendict' is fine.

Doug Ewell | | Thornton, CO 🇺🇸

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