Monday, April 17, 2006

What to do with stuff that is good but not standard

What to do if you can get a lot of content that is good in some respects and lousy in others. German uses different characters then the English language and there are ways to indicate an Ä/Ä, Ö–/ö, Üœ/ü or ߟ. When you are using German these characters should be used and not an ue for instance. So when should we accept content with German that is non standard ?

I have been thinking about this for a few days. The answer for me became obvious; it is in the database. When we have the MisSpelling table, we can have the community identify the words that should have an Umlaut. With proper logic the representation for our public will be the proper German with the umlauts.. But the first thing is to have the MisSpellings..

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