[Tagging] Slash, space, or spaced hyphen in multi-lingual names

Johnparis okosm at johnfreed.com
Wed Aug 8 15:43:40 UTC 2018


Osmose generates an error if you use a slash. I don't see consistency as an
advantage. It's a local decision.

If the names use different writing systems (as in the HK example) a space
is sufficient.

Slashes do occur in names, but surely more rarely than embedded hyphens. I
think the spaced hyphen is an effort to emulate the dash, which is not an
ASCII character. A spaced double hyphen is better in that regard -- as in
this sentence.

On Wed, Aug 8, 2018, 17:22 Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> sent from a phone
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> > On 8. Aug 2018, at 14:19, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk>
> wrote:
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> > Greater consistency would surely be advantageous?
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> I prefer the slash, because hyphens occur in names, while I haven’t yet
> encountered a name with slashes
>
> cheers,
> Martin
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