[Foundation-l] Automatic username transliteration for SUL

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Thu Dec 21 16:08:41 UTC 2006

On 21/12/06, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com> wrote:

> You do not have to make it a requirement as it is their option to
> upgrade their system with better font support. As there is a reasonable
> solution that is open to people, it is unreasonable to expect others to
> accommodate them by insisting on having a transliteration, a Latin nick,
> having people appear to be a number.

"Wikipedia: The encyclopedia any linguist who has system access to add
fonts to their computer can edit!"

I don't see why being able to enter a numeric ID for a username you
don't have an input method for is so intrinsically offensive, except
that it's being proposed by a native English speaker.

- d.

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