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Re: A troubling thought - smartmatch reïmagined

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Christian Walde
June 28, 2022 11:26
Re: A troubling thought - smartmatch reïmagined
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On Tue, 28 Jun 2022 12:29:56 +0200, Konovalov, Vadim <> wrote:

>> From: Tomasz Konojacki <>
>> On Tue, 28 Jun 2022, at 06:30, Konovalov, Vadim wrote:
>>> Usage of "?" in this context is obviously incorrect.
>>> Not only you're messing with following search engines, you're also
>>> applying wrong meaning to the umlaut.
>>> IMO adding such kind of jokes isn't improving overall impression.
>>> This joke is stupid.
>> It isn't umlaut, and it isn't "obviously incorrect", just unusual:
> Thanks for the correction, it is indeed "Diaeresis", not umlaut.
> IMO using diaeresis in coöperate and in reïmagined is playing smartass, until all "foo" instances replaced with "foö" through all the Perl source code.

foo (pronounced as in fool) contains a single vowel, a single sound, with no break between the two 'o', so a diaeresis there would be inappropriate.

> This approach also disrespects German (and Estonian) reading of such letters.

As a German, i mentally stumble when i encounter a diaeresis, however i do not feel disrespected. Nobody and no culture owns those two dottels.

Further, discussing this on the mailing list (rather than asking Leonerd in private without insults) does not seem particularly on-topic, and i would hope the conversation could die with this message.

With regards,
Christian Walde

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