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11-09-2012, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Son of Krypton View Post
Unlike German, for example, where Ä and Ö are considered umlauted A's and O's.
That doesn't mean the difference between the two is negligible, though. You are supposed to use AE, OE, UE whenever Ä, Ö, Ü are not available. That's the origin of Jonathan Toews's name, or Gustavo Kuerten's -- both are originally German last names (Töws, Kürten). To write the former German Chancellor's name as "Schroder" is considered careless -- it should be either Schröder or Schroeder.

It makes me sad to see Slovak teams (including Slovan Bratislava in the KHL) ignore the diacritics in the players' names on the players' jerseys. It likely indicates a lack of national pride.

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