enter image description here

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.

  • 1
    [tag:G%C3%B6del] doesn't work :( – stoicfury May 22 '13 at 1:49
  • 4
    @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 '13 at 6:19
  • 2
    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 May 23 '13 at 16:06
  • 2
    Well there's always MathJax, haha...but I think we've gotten turned down on that one enough times. – Dennis May 23 '13 at 22:10
  • 2
    LaTeX in tags would be awesome. @JosephWeissman what about Žižek? :) – user2953 May 26 '13 at 20:32
  • So I guess I will try to bug Community team about this to see what our options might be – Joseph Weissman May 29 '13 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 Jun 19 '13 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 '13 at 7:19

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.

  • 3
    Shouldn't it be the other way around, with goedel being the master and godel being the synonym? – user3164 Jun 23 '13 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 '13 at 19:38
  • @JosephWeissman Could you please do so? – user3164 Jun 24 '13 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 Jun 26 '13 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 '13 at 9:02
  • @JosephWeissman Thanks, it seems done! – user3164 Jul 8 '13 at 18:27

You must log in to answer this question.