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From: Jens Seidel (jensseidel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-06-26 06:56:04

On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 04:44:11PM +0800, gchen wrote:
> Joel de Guzman wrote:
> >Ouch. How do you spell Jaakko Järvi in plain ASCII?
> >
> I know some languages can use 'ae' to stand for ä, but this
> may not be valid for all other languages, so this non-ASCII
> character issue seems a little puzzle to solve, to me.

Let's ask iconv for a transliteration:

echo "Jaakko Järvi" | iconv -t ascii//TRANSLIT
Jaakko Jaervi

It seems to prefer "ae" even in fi_FI locale ...


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