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Re: [GNU Mach] [patch] ImPS/2 support

From: Patrick Strasser
Subject: Re: [GNU Mach] [patch] ImPS/2 support
Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 01:48:43 +0200
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Kilobug wrote:

Ognyan Kulev wrote:

Kilobug wrote:

+ * Hacked up from ImPS/2 support, by Gaël Le Mignot "Kilobug", 2002

I don't know what the Hurd core developers think about this, but this implies that everyone use iso-8859-1 encoding and I, for example, use windows-1251.

Hum, how should I write my name, so ? Should I mispell it ?

Looks to me (from my knowlege of German/French grammar) like a "trema", two points over a vowel next to another vowel not modifying the pronouciation of the signed one, but to signalise separated pronounciation of the two vowels.

This may sound a bit complicated, but it's quite simple when compared to umlauts: Umlauts change the pronounciation wehreas tremas don't. Example:
\umlaut{o}: ö in German (ok, some won't be able to read it...  ;-)
o\trema{e}: speak an o and then a separated e (in German you can't umlaut an e, and I don'nt know any languae where you can)

So, Goël, I suggest you write your name with Latex umlaut ", that is 'Go"el', as this is quite understandable AFAIHS, or you write it in English text without any special sign. People not knowing special language features will have to ask anyway how to pronounce it, the others know "what to do".

I hope this can help you to determine wich transcription to use. Anyway, you should avoid non-ascii signs, as this results in funny things and confuses mail readers (programs and humans).


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