Re: [R] [OT] Re: umlauts in Rd files

From: Gabor Grothendieck <>
Date: Thu 16 Jun 2005 - 09:38:00 EST

On 6/15/05, Dirk Eddelbuettel <> wrote:
> Spencer Graves <spencer.graves <at>> writes:
> > (This may not be relevant, but Google just gave me 788,000 hits for
> > "moebius" and 750,000 for "mobius".) Perhaps one of our German
> > contributors could tell us which they prefer.
> As you asked for it: The former is correct, and the second is a misspelling. So
> there is no choice but simply "right" and "wrong".
> The only alternative to the full '8-bit' spelling with an Umlaut is the
> 'transcribed 7-bit' form of replacing the 'two dots over the vowel' with an
> 'appended e after the vowel'. As in Maechler, or in the From: field above.
> The problem is that most of the world simply drops the dots: E.g. the comparison
> of 'Wolfgang Hardle' and 'Wolfgang Haerdle' at shows that the
> correct form is (barely) leading with a narrow 227 to 220. My PhD dissertation gives roughly 500 to 5000 in favor of "Wolfgang Haerdle". mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide! Received on Thu Jun 16 09:50:09 2005

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