From: Asmus Freytag (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jan 21 2003 - 03:56:54 EST
At 05:37 AM 1/21/03 +0100, Christoph Päper wrote:
>Oechtringen seems to be about 20 km from my home village--yet I can't
>remember having heard of it (it seems to be pretty small), but it definitely
>does *not* have an O-acute, because I'd remember /that/. (We do have a small
>village called "Klein London" nearby.)
Postal code: 29596 Stadensen (74) Klein London
(see link: http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/sonstiges/lb/2/29/29501.html)
For a local map of the larger community search for Stadensen
>It's in eastern Lower Saxony, far away from France. In case someone guessed,
>it could be Slavonic: that's more east (Wendland) and there're no Ó-villages
> > http://www.columbia.edu/~fdc/misc/oechtringen.jpg
>Please warn the next time before posting a link to a 2.8 MB JPEG.
Or compress it before posting.
> > My initial theory is that maybe it's a contraction for Ober-Echtringen?
>No, such names don't exist in northern Germany.
The list Frank posted makes it very clear that it's a part of Hanstedt.
If you go to the official site for Hansted: http://www.ebstorf.de/hanstedt.htm
you will find it spelled there without the O-acute.
As O-acute is even in Latin-1, and can be accessed with a dead key from the
German keyboard layout, there's no reason to assume that it's due to a
limitation of the web or the hardware.
I'm confident that Frank's discovered a misprint in the manual, possibly
due to an accidental key-press on the dead-key for the acute, which is only
a few positions over from the O and directly next to the backspace on some
A google search brings up only the kermit site. ;-)
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