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Re: [PLS] Same late editorial corrections - OFFICIAL REPLY

From: Simon Reinhardt <simon.reinhardt@koeln.de>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 15:42:57 +0200
Message-ID: <483D6161.2040605@koeln.de>
To: www-voice@w3.org

Baggia Paolo wrote:
> Please indicate by email whether you are satisfied
> with the VBWG's resolutions, whether you think there
> is need for further clarifications, or whether you
> wish to register an objections. If we don't see
> a reply to this email by 31 May 2008, we will consider
> the resolutions implicitly accepted.

I'm fine with everything except one point:

> 4. In section "4.5 <grapheme> Element":
> 
>>>> Traditional vs Modern spellings e.g. for example in German it is
>>>> common to replace "" with "oe".
> 
> Thanks for the clarification about German spellings, we propose
> the resolution to change the above text into.
> 
> [[
> Traditional vs Modern spellings e.g. for example in German it is
> common to replace " " with "ss".
> ]]

Sorry, but this is still not right. Replacing  with ss occurs in the same situation as replacing  with oe (i.e. if you don't have the characters on your keyboard for example), so there's no difference really in your resolution. It is however true that after the spelling reform for German some spellings which had  before are now to be written with ss, to make things more consistent. But I wouldn't say that it is more "common" to do it now or that one spelling is traditional and the other modern. Let me suggest a rephrasing:

Reformed spellings, e.g. in German some of the words which used to have "" before are now to be written with "ss".

Thanks,
Simon Reinhardt
Received on Wednesday, 28 May 2008 13:43:25 GMT

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