Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 377.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2003 06:49:38 +0000
From: Office of The Provost <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: anti-Irish computing?
For many years, I have observed that some computer systems have difficulty
with apostrophes in surnames -- a common problem among Irish and
Irish-decended folk. Just now, trying to sign up for online billing from
a phone company, it couldn't recognize me until I deleted the apostrophe.
1. Any useful algorithm to understand when/how this will happen?
2. Any prospects of remediation?
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