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Although the name is sometimes written without the umlaut as Godel , proper German orthography is to write it Goedel if the dots are omitted.


Assuming that [tag:gödel] doesn't work, could we at least replace by ?

Please vote up if you agree.

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    [tag:G%C3%B6del] doesn't work :(
    – stoicfury
    May 22, 2013 at 1:49
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    @stoicfury Other character's can be turned on in tags on a per site basis, if you demonstrate a use for them. Speak to com-team.
    – Double AA
    May 23, 2013 at 6:19
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    I think umlauts and grave accents would both be needed to capture French and German thinkers' names "properly" -- might there be any others symbols we would want to argue for?
    – Joseph Weissman Mod
    May 23, 2013 at 16:06
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    Well there's always MathJax, haha...but I think we've gotten turned down on that one enough times.
    – Dennis
    May 23, 2013 at 22:10
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    LaTeX in tags would be awesome. @JosephWeissman what about Žižek? :)
    – user2953
    May 26, 2013 at 20:32
  • So I guess I will try to bug Community team about this to see what our options might be
    – Joseph Weissman Mod
    May 29, 2013 at 19:03
  • I haven't been able to pin anyone down about this. It shouldn't be technically difficult, I think we just need to outline the parameters a bit. A good answer outlining how far we want this change to go (how many new symbols to include) would help this I think. --For now, I'm planning to have godel replaced by goedel, given the overwhelming consensus here.
    – Joseph Weissman Mod
    Jun 19, 2013 at 6:58
  • @JosephWeissman That consensus seems also to establish itself at Physics Meta SE. meta.physics.stackexchange.com/a/4332/17609
    – user3164
    Jun 19, 2013 at 7:19

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Non-ASCII characters in tags must currently be enabled per-site, and are reserved for sites where the primary language isn't English. LaTeX in tags is right out.

I've added as a synonym.

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    Shouldn't it be the other way around, with goedel being the master and godel being the synonym?
    – user3164
    Jun 23, 2013 at 17:40
  • Considering the former wasn't being used, I don't really think so. Joseph can reverse them though if necessary.
    – Shog9
    Jun 23, 2013 at 19:38
  • @JosephWeissman Could you please do so?
    – user3164
    Jun 24, 2013 at 16:54
  • @Gugg I tried to perform the merge and got a 'something bad happened' kind of error; I will plan to try again tomorrow...
    – Joseph Weissman Mod
    Jun 26, 2013 at 2:17
  • @Joseph: you should be able to just go to the list of tag synonyms and click "swap" (and then merge).
    – Shog9
    Jul 1, 2013 at 9:02
  • @JosephWeissman Thanks, it seems done!
    – user3164
    Jul 8, 2013 at 18:27

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