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Posted Mar 5, 2013 12:34 UTC (Tue) by chithanh (guest, #52801)
Posted Mar 5, 2013 22:06 UTC (Tue) by andreasb (subscriber, #80258)
So basically œ and ö have similar origins and only diverged through different typographic traditions.
Posted Mar 6, 2013 7:41 UTC (Wed) by paulj (subscriber, #341)
Posted Mar 6, 2013 9:19 UTC (Wed) by tnoo (subscriber, #20427)
In old German handwriting, the lowercase "e" was just two parallel, slightly inclined lines, with connecting ligatures to the letters before and after. Thus these are two vertical lines or two dots in today's handwriting, and two dots in almost all typesetting.
Posted Mar 6, 2013 16:39 UTC (Wed) by paulj (subscriber, #341)
Posted Mar 6, 2013 17:28 UTC (Wed) by jwakely (subscriber, #60262)
Posted Mar 6, 2013 18:05 UTC (Wed) by anselm (subscriber, #2796)
You're supposed to use »oe« if the person spells their name with »ö« but you can't use the umlaut (air travel tickets come to mind).
If a person spells their name with »oe« to begin with (as in »Poettering«), substituting »ö« would be considered a mis-spelling. The general assumption is that if they spell their name like that, they prefer it like that, and it is a matter of common courtesy (rather than linguistics) to go along.
So, no equivalence.
Posted Mar 6, 2013 18:14 UTC (Wed) by Wol (guest, #4433)
Posted Mar 6, 2013 19:30 UTC (Wed) by HelloWorld (guest, #56129)
Posted Mar 6, 2013 20:51 UTC (Wed) by paulj (subscriber, #341)
Posted Mar 6, 2013 20:46 UTC (Wed) by andreasb (subscriber, #80258)
Names are spelled the way they have "always" been spelled and do not have to match current orthography. For example, someone called Schmidt, Schmid, Schmitt or any other variation can not simply be "corrected" to Schmied (smith) even though that's the current spelling.
Posted Mar 8, 2013 1:34 UTC (Fri) by mezcalero (subscriber, #45103)
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