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ae versus ä in the title
I created this (perfunctory) page from a sense of duty: first I noticed that there were various links to a (non-existent) page about "Voigtlander", so I fixed these to "Voigtlaender|Voigtländer" (within link-brackets); and then I thought I should provide at least the stub of an article.
But the article is mistitled. "Voigtlaender" is better than "Voigtlander", but it's neither correct nor consistent with the content. Can the article be retitled "Voigtländer"? (I found a link to an "old" page that promised to discuss character entities in titles, but the link turned out to be dead. All I know is that the "n" in "Spinal Tap" can't have its pseudo-diaresis.) Whatever the URL is for this article, can (a) H1 content (de facto title) differ from (b) URL and TITLE content?
If the URL of the article is changed as well, changing the links to it on other pages will be easy -- there are only about three such links.
Hoary 03:23, 7 Nov 2004 (UTC)
- i believe, not 100% sure, that the policy goes if the character is within the standard character range for HTML it may be used. Many spanish bio articles use the tilda and accent marks in the name. Alkivar 03:29, 7 Nov 2004 (UTC)
- double checked and made the move. Redirect from Voightlaender added.
Ah, got it. ä is also part of ISO-8859-1 (whereas ō for example is not). Thus (i) it can be typed in directly (a character entity isn't required) and used in the URL and thence title/header. Thanks for the fix, Alkivar! I've also fixed the links to "Voigtlaender" so that they point directly here instead. Hoary 06:04, 7 Nov 2004 (UTC)
Voigtlander "Write-up" External Link
Hi there, I am requesting permission to add my recently created "Voigtlander Rangefinders" write-up to the external link section of the page. The URL of the page is . Cheers, Matthew. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Fotodudenz (talk • contribs) 09:43, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
Hey! I just found out I am related to this guy! He is in our family tree along with a bunch of other scientists (moz, mohs, vigt, schroden) When my german ancestors came to America there last name was shortened to Voigt. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 18:14, 20 May 2011 (UTC)