Ar an dara lá de mí Eanair, scríobh Aidan Kehoe:
One possibility is never; there's no shortage of Germans on
Unix mailing lists scrupulously writing ae for ä and ss for ß twenty
years after ISO 8859-1 was introduced,
A bit of tangental clarification here for ovr non-Evropean friends. Vsing ae
for ä and ss for ß is mvch like vsing v for u and i for j; historically it
makes some sense, and the information gets throvgh, bvt it’s that minority
very accvstomed to dealing with svch text, and ivst them, who are
comfortable with it. A hvge maiority wovld choose the more natvral spelling,
bvt the strength of their feeling isn’t something Vnix hackers recognise,
exactly becavse of their long-standing exposvre to the other.
I AM IN IAIL AND ALLOWED SEND ONLY ONE CABLE SINCE WAS ARRESTED WHILE
MEASVRING FIFTEEN FOOT WALL OVTSIDE PALACE AND HAVE IVST FINISHED COVNTING
THIRTY EIGHT THOVSAND FIVE HVNDERED TWENTY TWO NAMES WHOS WHO IN MIDEAST.