Polish characters

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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.

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5 Responses to “Polish characters”

  1. Martin Bray Says:

    Should I be able to check more than 1 of the radio buttons (ie all 9)? Incidentally, I can see all 9 characters.

  2. Alastair Tillotson Says:

    If i can see all of the characters clearly how do i tell you ?

  3. Robert Hall Says:

    I don’t seem to have got the hang of these computer votes. I can see what I should see, in all nine; tried to “vote” accordingly; but my doing so, would appear not to have got through.

  4. Trevor Butcher Says:

    Eh, you have probably already noticed, but you can only select one bullet point – whereas ALL the characters appear clear here on my mixed EN/PL machines here in Poland using Firefox.

    I suppose I could vote 9 times, once for each character?

  5. Ed Beale Says:

    Yes, I can see all 9 Polish characters correctly, but the voting form only allows me to choose one!

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