Archive for March 9th, 2010

Polish characters

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

We are thinking of including Polish special characters in Polish words. Up to now we have been removing special characters from Polish words and replacing them with the nearest equivalent English characters. We were concerned that these characters could appear garbled. However, with modern operating systems this praqctice should no longer be necessary. Please look at the characters in the list below below and let us know if you can see what you should see.

  1. ą – an ‘a’ with a cedilla (small hook) underneath
  2. ć – a ‘c’ with an acute accent (´) above.
  3. ę – an ‘e’ with a cedilla (small hook) underneath
  4. ł – a ‘l’ with a small diagonal stroke through the middle
  5. ń – a ‘n’ with an acute accent (´) above
  6. ó – a ‘o’ with an acute accent (´) above.
  7. ś – a ‘s’ with an acute accent (´) above
  8. ź – a ‘z’ with an acute accent (´) above
  9. ż – a ‘z’ with a dot like a full stop above

Ouch! Thank you to all the readers who pointed out that it was impossible to ‘vote’ for more than one character. I’ll set the poll up again and hopefully this time get the questionnaire right.