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11-09-2012, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by zorz View Post
it is true. they maybe use / for some reason, but you won't see any of those on swedish jerseys or ā on latvian jerseys etc.
For the Swedish national team, it might have something to do with the fact that , and are Swedish letters in their own right. They aren't simply A's and O's with diacritics.*


You'll note that Johan Franzn doesn't have an accented E on his jersey. That's because , while quite common in Swedish, isn't its own letter. It's the letter E with a diacritic (in this case, an acute accent).


* Unlike German, for example, where and are considered umlauted A's and O's.


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