Re: (Very) plain 7-bit ASCII in US placenames

From: Tom Emerson (
Date: Sun Oct 16 2005 - 06:52:27 CST

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    Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin writes:
    > The same body also dictated the spelling
    > of names ending in -burgh to be changed to -burg and -borough to -
    > boro.

    You regularly see "Boxboro" and "Boxborough" on street signs and maps
    in Massachusetts, I have no idea which is the official orthography.

    Also note that the 7-bit ASCII requirements are still rampant in many
    USG where the loss of diacritics is common-place (sometimes you're
    luck if you even get case preserved.)


    Tom Emerson                                          Basis Technology Corp.
    Software Architect                       
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