Re: The importance of combining characters (was: French Justice against Catalan personal names)

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Thu Aug 08 2002 - 01:43:49 EDT

Marco Cimarosti <marco dot cimarosti at essetre dot it> quoted:

> Three years later, the lawsuit was still on, and a court in Perpinyŕ
> reminded the parents that, from 2nd Termidor on, every French citizen
> was bound to use French when addressing to the Administration, and in
> any public act.

I'm guessing that this is some sort of joke. If a French court is
really still using the French Republican Calendar, dating edicts from
the 2nd of T(h)ermidor of whatever year, then it can hardly come as a
surprise that it forbids little Martí from keeping his acute accent.

This is not about character repertoires or combining characters; it is
about language bigotry.

-Doug Ewell
 Fullerton, California

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