Apostrophes in names; was Re: Obamafied...

Barbara Need nee1 at MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
Sun Feb 24 20:32:22 UTC 2008

Try this (I got there without signing in).



On 24 Feb 2008, at 12:36, Arnold M. Zwicky wrote:

> 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.
> arnold
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