Bruce K. Dykes
bkd at GRAPHNET.COM
Tue May 11 22:40:14 UTC 1999
From: A. Vine <avine at ENG.SUN.COM>
To: ADS-L at UGA.CC.UGA.EDU <ADS-L at UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
Date: Monday, May 10, 1999 19:24
Subject: TECH: Formats
>Even though I'm not Mark, I have a suggestion. You can follow the letter
>the diacritic, e.g. Cine`ma or re'ussi or e^tre or franc,ais or man~ana or
>u"ber. For German, folks usually use a following 'e' in place of an
>e.g. ueber. The French emails I receive just omit the diacritics entirely.
Those foresighted Germans! In addition to the umlaut, there's another
oddball character, the ess-tset (sp?). It's the one that looks like a
capital 'B' with the bottom loop open. It's a shortcut for 'ss', and
allegedly there are rules which dictate when it can be used.
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