Registration request for new subtags for Portuguese orthographies

Michael Everson everson at
Mon Mar 23 19:27:43 CET 2015

On 23 Mar 2015, at 18:09, cowan at wrote:

> 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.

Normally in a trivial fashion. 

> 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’.

Oddly, I’m a lexicographer.

So what happens when somebody picks a spell-checker that says A01990 and has an actual preference for consonant clusters as opposed to simplifications? Very often users want to have something that will help correct to the norm they prefer.

Michael Everson *

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