utf - string translation

John Machin sjmachin at lexicon.net
Wed Nov 22 23:40:59 CET 2006

David H Wild wrote:
> In article <1164232741.215312.322990 at k70g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>,
>    John Machin <sjmachin at lexicon.net> wrote:
> > So why do you want to strip off accents? The history of communication
> > has several examples of significant difference in meaning caused by
> > minute differences in punctuation or accents including one of which you
> > may have heard: a will that could be read (in part) as either "a chacun
> > d'eux million francs" or "a chacun deux million francs" with the
> > remainder to a 3rd party.
> The difference there, though, is a punctuation character, not an accent.

I did say "differences in punctuation or accents". Yes, the only
example I could recall OTTOMH was a difference in punctuation --
according to legend, a fly-spot IIRC :-)

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