Apostrophes in names; was Re: Obamafied...

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Sun Feb 24 18:36:59 UTC 2008

On Feb 24, 2008, at 10:23 AM, Barbara Need wrote:

> Today's Chicago Tribune had an article about problems people whose
> names included an apostrophe (O'Brien), a dash (Arabic names
> beginning al-) or a space (van Eyck) run into when trying to interact
> with computers. I can provide a link if anyone is interested.

i can't get to it.  i'm registered with the Chicago Tribune, but still
can't get in without a further registration in the Subscriber
Advantage program.


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