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From: jarvij_at_[hidden]
Date: 2008-06-26 14:09:26

Jaakko Jarvi is fine.

(my passport says Jaervi, but I just tend to drop the dots from ä).

Jens Seidel <jensseidel_at_[hidden]> writes:

> 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 ...
> Jens
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