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Topic: 11-gon
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Michael Keyton

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Registered: 12/3/04
Re: 11-gon
Posted: Oct 31, 1994 7:35 PM
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Using Hannover is very un-British like, since you are willing to go to
Firenze rather than Florence, how do you feel about Wien/Vienna,
Praha/Prague, Koln/Cologne, Kobenhavn/Copenhagen? Writing and editing
reference works we wrestle with this problem daily, but we tend to find
most US readers are very reluctant to change even when we point out that
in this century Tokio has become Tokyo and Porto Rico even changed its
own spelling to Puerto Rico as did Pittsburgh, PA. For several years it
lacked its h.
My argument is that in a truly unified world of fairly easy access, one
should use the spelling preferred by the locality. But I tend to lose
this battle.
Michael Keyton





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