Registration request for new subtags for Portuguese orthographies

cowan at cowan at
Mon Mar 23 19:09:49 CET 2015

Michael Everson scripsit:

> If 'fact' can be written
> both 'fato' and'facto' in the same orthography, then this is not
> analogous to, for instance, UK/Oxford/Canadian/etc'colour' vs US
> 'color'.

True.  But variations of spelling within a single orthography do exist.
For example, AHD5 accepts acknowledgment or acknowledgement, adviser or
advisor, aesthetic or esthetic, ameba as a variant of amoeba, amok as a
variant of amuck, analog or analogue, archeology as a variant of archaeology,
and ax as a variant of axe, to mention only words beginning with 'a'.

John Cowan        cowan at
A rabbi whose congregation doesn't want to drive him out of town isn't
a rabbi, and a rabbi who lets them do it isn't a man.    --Jewish saying

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