[Spellyans] Shall we vote on diacritics just now?

Eddie Climo eddie_climo at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jan 31 19:08:33 GMT 2011

On 2011 Gen 31, at 18:44, Michael Everson wrote:
> Perhaps you would care to ratchet down your tone of opprobrium. 
No opprobrium there, Michael; I did no more than pass on the concern from one of our (alleged) members. Happily, it turned out to be illusory.

I am sorry that you imagine opprobriom where none is intended.

> And perhaps Jed would like to retract his claim on C24.
Indeed, that might be appropriate for Jed to do; but we should bear in mind Mark Twain's words of advice on this sort of issue, bearing in mind that he was speaking tongue in cheek:
>  Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.

Are we yet ready, fellow Spellyansoryon, to consider a consensual rewording of  the KS formal spec vis à vis the precise rôle recommened by us for diacritical signs in KS? Perhaps we need more time to discuss the issue. Perhaps not.

I call for a vote; does anyone second the motion that we vote on the following form of words? 

> Spellyans believes that diacritics in KS be highly recommended in lexicographic/reference/didactic material, but be optional in other writings, at the discretion of the writer/publisher/teacher.

Eddie Climo
Gwask an Orlewen

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