RE: FAQ entry (was: Looking for information on the UnicodeData fi le)

From: Alan Wood (
Date: Wed Mar 12 2003 - 03:34:44 EST

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    Christopher John Fynn wrote:

    > Print e.g. oestrogen (where oe represents a single
    > sound), but, e.g., chloro-ethane (not chloroethane) to avoid
    > confusion.

    Please don't try to apply these rules to chemical nomenclature - there are
    already enough people who get the hyphens wrong, without encouraging them.

    The 2 authorities, IUPAC and CAS, regard choroethane as correct.

    Alan Wood (Unicode, special characters, pesticide names)

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