A proposed solution for descriptions

Keld Jørn Simonsen keld at dkuug.dk
Mon Jun 12 13:13:49 CEST 2006

On Mon, Jun 12, 2006 at 12:05:22AM -0700, Doug Ewell wrote:
> Keld Jørn Simonsen <keld at dkuug dot dk> wrote:
> >>One example of undesirable effects would be "Norwegian Bokmål" 
> >>mapping to "Norwegian Bokmal".
> >
> >To me that wold be a wrong example, Bokmål should map to Bokmaal, and 
> >then the confusion with "mal" is not applicable. "å" in general should 
> >map to "aa" as this is a well known convention for the languages that 
> >use the "å" letter, such as Norwegian, Danish and Swedish.
> Again... is this what users would type if they could only type ASCII, 
> and thus could not type "Bokmål"?

Danish and Norwegian users would most likely write "Bokmaal" if the "å"
was not available. 

Best regards

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