Re: name

by Kees_B Moderator - 3/4/13 2:10 PM

In Reply to: Re: characters by Frederic Cote

This is what it should be: ? Interesting. I love it. But it's rather un-American, of course.

I'm working in The Netherlands. Even here we have problems with it. A website where people could enter their name for a magazine subscription gave us the name in Unicode, but our system 'forgot' to translate it to Windows-1252. And I got a file from the subscription administration system of another publisher where all such characters (when I opened the file in Wordpad) were just a question mark and no more. I asked if it was OK in their system, but didn't get an answer yet.

Long ago, when disk space was at a premium (1975) we had a subscription system that only registered 4 initials (like CKLT Surname, no space for dots of course). That gave complaints of people insisting in seeing all 5 initials (C.K.L.T.M. Surname).