From: Marc Wilhelm Küster (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Oct 31 2002 - 13:28:41 EST
At 08:32 31.10.2002 -0800, Doug Ewell wrote:
>Adam Twardoch <list dot adam at twardoch dot com> wrote:
> >> Should an English language font render Ă¶ as oe, so that GĂ¶the
> >> appears automatically in the more normal English form Goethe?
> > If you refer to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, his name is *not* spelled
> > with an "Ă¶" anyway.
>Somebody thinks so:
Both forms are permissible and used, even though Goethe is today by far the
more frequent version -- remember that there was no standardized German
orthography before the late 19th century and that the idea that a person's
name has exactly one spelling is a fairly young idea in Europe.
Taking such facts into account for matching purposes is a good idea, but
changing the version for rendering is not.
Marc Wilhelm Küster
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