Re: Incorrect names for Arabic letters

From: Marion Gunn (
Date: Thu Sep 08 2005 - 09:01:02 CDT

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    Like Jon, I am reminded of an online translation sporting the words SEAN
    and ÓG side by side in a checklist of choices, which I assumed to mean
    OLD and YOUNG respectively, but which viewed online turned out to be
    SEÁN ÓG.

    Scríobh Jon Hanna:
    > I'm reminded of the case of an article on writing résumés in which the
    > author emphasised the importance of not spelling the word "résumé" as
    > "resume" or even (the quite widely attested) "resumé" so as to create
    > the correct impression.
    > The publishers "cleaned" each version of the word to the ASCII-friendly
    > "resume".

    Marion Gunn * EGTeo (Estab.1991)
    27 Páirc an Fhéithlinn, Baile an 
    Bhóthair, Co. Átha Cliath, Éire.
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