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A report from pgCon 2013
Little things that matter in language design
Why not Wayland
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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