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Old Friday 7th September 2007, 22:43   #26
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I think it might in the long run be as bad to have any of those in a title as if it was & etc.
A second thought on spelling: I agree on species names, where we have Gill and Wright and other checklists to fall back on as a standard English-language reference. However, we are going to have to live with a bunch of these things in the location entries, where no such standardization can possibly exist...
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A second thought on spelling: I agree on species names, where we have Gill and Wright and other checklists to fall back on as a standard English-language reference. However, we are going to have to live with a bunch of these things in the location entries, where no such standardization can possibly exist...
I still think there could be a problem in allowing special characters in names of pages. Not everyone will sit at a keyboard where they know how to make a character like , , or , just to take a few of those that happen to be on my keyboard. The search engine in Opus is not good at handling spellings that are slightly off, so at least make a redirect with the most natural spelling that does only contain English characters.

Re the thing with museum specimens, I did express myself clumsily, it would be permission to photograph that would be the issue.

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I still think there could be a problem in allowing special characters in names of pages. Not everyone will sit at a keyboard where they know how to make a character like , , or , just to take a few of those that happen to be on my keyboard. The search engine in Opus is not good at handling spellings that are slightly off, so at least make a redirect with the most natural spelling that does only contain English characters.
Very well then. Expect a minor series of "Troublesome Place Names" threads.
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