Current requests (was: Re: Third correction to 'ao1990' : Prefix field - addition of 'gl')

David Starner prosfilaes at
Wed May 20 02:22:47 CEST 2015

On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 10:28 AM Michael Everson <everson at>

> >   Luc also wrote this on May 15. It includes the two changes from (1)
> and (2) above, and adds a new Prefix field, "Prefix: gl".
> >
> >   The review period for this also ends May 29.
> I really don’t find the practice of one publication in Galicia convincing.
> The Galegan Wikipedia articles on orthography don’t mention the AO 1990,
> though it appears that there are some “Reintegrationist” movements arguing
> that Galician ia a variety of Portuguese, but that is not the same thing as
> AO1990 becoming an official orthography in Galicia. (The Galician Wikipedia
> doesn’t even HAVE an article about AO1990.

What does official orthography have to do with anything? We went from ISO
639-2 to ISO 639-3 despite the fact that what, maybe a dozen of those
hundreds of new languages are official anywhere? That one newspaper has
probably exceeded the entire volume of works printed in most of those new
languages, and several of the scripts in ISO 15924. The standard here seems
quite high.
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