Registration request for new subtags for Portuguese orthographies

Peter Constable petercon at
Fri Mar 20 21:00:10 CET 2015

There's nothing unstable about the 1990 AO, per se. Adoption of it may change over time or vary by region. But AO 1990 (and the other two conventions) are defined, and as long as there are people wanting to make declarations about content or about user preferences on reference to one of these, then there's a legitimate need for these variant subtags. Andrew's requests pertain to exactly that.


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From: Shawn Steele<mailto:Shawn.Steele at>
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Cc: António Emiliano<mailto:ah.emiliano at>
Subject: RE: Registration request for new subtags for Portuguese orthographies

> Is stability not a criterion?

I thought the criterion was a desire to be able to tag variations.  Not trying to argue whether this particular case is stable or not, but it does seem to have people that are interested in representing either.

Even if it doesn't take traction, someone may still be interested in tagging documents that conformed to this orthography.  (Like, for example, the word list itself).

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