From: Edward H. Trager (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Apr 13 2005 - 13:28:12 CST
On Wednesday 2005.04.13 13:56:36 -0400, Edward H. Trager wrote:
> On Wednesday 2005.04.13 18:06:26 +0200, Otto Stolz wrote:
> > >Johannes Bergerhausen's "Decode Unicode" project (prototype at
> > >http://decode.meso.net/ )
> > >would be a good forum where individuals can contribute clarifications of
> > >how these mis-
> > >named characters should more properly referred to.
> > Alas, my first impression of that project was disappointing: I have looked
> > up the
> > German article on LATIN SMALL LETTER SHARP S, and found an unsubstantiated,
> > dis-
> > proved theory of its origin. I had really not the time to correct that
> > article.
> > <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%DF>, and
> > <http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%9F>,
> > are much more accurate; <http://decode.meso.net/> is not fit to hold a
> > candle to
> > them. (But then, the latter is only at its beginning; it is hoped that more
> > com-
> > petent authors will join in and produce more accurate articles.)
> Yes, of course Decode Unicode is really in its infancy. However, it has a lot
> of potential as a central forum for explaining the origin of characters. You should
> really consider correcting the article that you thought was unsubstantiated. Actually,
> the best way to "correct" it would to simply add a hypertext link in the Decode Unicode
> Wiki pointing to the English and German wikipedia.org articles.
> I'll have to check whether I can add hypertext links within an entry in Decode Unicode.
Otto -- I have now done the obvious thing which is to simply add a brief entry in the English section
of Decode Unicode for LATIN SMALL LETTER SHARP S which provides the wikipedia URLs for both the
English and German descriptions of LATIN SMALL LETTER SHARP S.
You can check it out here:
You or someone else with a knowledge of German could modify the German entry to perhaps also reference
the better-researched wikipedia.org articles.
- Ed Trager
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