From: Jim Allan (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jul 29 2003 - 11:52:04 EDT
Peter Kirk posted:
> I don't think you French Canadians would be very happy if accented upper
> case vowels were removed from Unicode because they are not used in
> France. (I must find some way to divide you from the real French
But accented upper case vowels are used in France.
from the French Academy and the recommendation from the Chicago Manual
of Style at
I suppose there may be a very few style sheets for French that still
want them omitted.
One silly rule that emerges occasionally can be found at
<< We use accents on capital letters, but capital A does not take a
grave accent. >>
One the other hand, dropping diacritics from names or text written in
all uppercase is considered acceptable in Quebec French (and I suspect
also in France) dating from old addressograph technology and billing
typewriter technology where capital letters alone were available and
diacritics were not normally included as part of the character set.
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