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From: Yuval Ronen (ronen_yuval_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-01 06:05:32

Andras Erdei wrote:
> On 3/31/06, Foster Brereton <fosterb.boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>I agree that mangling the proper spelling of an individual's name is
>>inappropriate, and that a proper solution to this issue would
>>circumvent that option.
> it gets mangled anyway (what you see is code-page dependent,
> in my case a greek sum instead of the a: in ja:rvi's name, much
> worse than seeing "jarvi")
> Thoughts? Alternatives?
> not sure about the correct term, it's called something like "flying
> accents",
> so that e.g. an A with an accent is written as A'
> it's pretty straightforward, supported by many tools (like TeX or vim),
> and resembles Unicode's way (Unicode U+00C1 written as
> Unicode U+0041 + U+0301)
> unfortunately i don't know about any standards (or even official documents)

What if I ever become a Boost member (seems unlikely right now :-) ),
would it be acceptable for me to write my name in Hebrew there? I think
not... Should I feel offended because I have to sign my name down this
message as "Yuval" rather than the original "יובל" (which most of you
can't even read because your OS/mail-reader doesn't support Hebrew)?
Again I think not...

Either all text, including names, is written in English only, or it can
be written in any language, but not in source files, or all source files
are converted to Unicode. Going the middle way of allowing English, plus
some selected European languagues (because they happen to be somewhat
close to English) sounds wrong to me (and can be considered unfair by
some, but that's not my point).


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