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

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

On 6/15/05, Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd@debian.org> wrote:
> Spencer Graves <spencer.graves <at> pdf.com> 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 scholar.google.com shows that the
> correct form is (barely) leading with a narrow 227 to 220. My PhD dissertation

www.googlefight.com gives roughly 500 to 5000 in favor of "Wolfgang Haerdle".



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