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Topic: 11-gon
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Lou Talman

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Re: 11-gon
Posted: Oct 31, 1994 12:28 PM
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John Conway writes:

> However, there IS some point to having a standard transliteration
> system from languages which don't use our alphabet. I found this
> when I was involved in translating Russian mathematical papers into
> English - The American Math Soc has such a standard system, and it's
> very convenient - different translators will use the same


> trasnliteration, and the transliteration has the great advantage of

> determining the spelling of the original. These advantages compensate
> one for the fact that some names that already have standard English


> forms appear in unaccustomed versions.

Like "Cauchy", which I once saw rendered as "Koshi" in a paper that'd been
translated from Russian. Puzzled the devil out of me until I said it out
loud...





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