OT: french orthography (was RE: BCP47 Appeals process)

Peter Constable petercon at microsoft.com
Fri Sep 19 16:31:16 CEST 2008

From: ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no] On Behalf Of Lang Gérard

>> The word "obliged" surprises me; I would not have
>> guessed that anyone was actually *required* to type
>> French without accents.

> For me, you are obliged when you have no choice.

Who has no choice? The Internet does not prevent the use of any character used in French orthography, or in the use of those characters in correct spellings.

> So, if you admit that there has been a "standardization" by
> ASCII in the net (maybe this is no more the case, but it
> was and it gave bad habits to many people)...

It's time to re-educate people, not to give in to ASCII malaise.


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