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Add 'ā' diacritic in Theravāda in the subtitle to forum header

Post by maranadhammomhi » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:08 am

I know it doesn't matter much but as a general rule I think it's best to use diacritics whenever possible, it indicates pronunciation & 'a' & 'ā' represent two different letters.
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Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:41 am

They seem to be there already.

Another forum missing a macron diacritic is the Dhammadūta (Dhamma propagation) forum.
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Post by cjmacie » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:35 am

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:They seem to be there already.

Another forum missing a macron diacritic is the Dhammadūta (Dhamma propagation) forum.
Seems applied or not about half the time in individual thread titles, as in:
"Theravadin Resource guide"
"Google Saffron - Theravada Search Engine"
"Facts and hearsay about States and Tribulations of Theravada years 500-2017"

Can be a bit of a hassle -- to cut-paste, use CharMap, or unicode key-in,...

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Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:43 am

This is not about individual thread titles, which assumes too much of ordinary users, but about Forum category titles, which the moderators can and should fix to set a good example.

Most are already correct: Dāna, Sīla, Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana, etc., but a few others are not. The Pāḷi forum's title should be spelt correctly, and perhaps all of the sticky threads within it.

There again, one could argue that "Pali" and "Theravada" are words that have already been assimilated into English with those incorrect spellings. Even the Pali Text Society's Dictionary is misspelled?!
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Re: Add 'ā' diacritic in Theravāda in the subtitle to forum header

Post by maranadhammomhi » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:21 pm

I'm not referring to either the titles of threads or forum categories, I'm talking about the header of the website as a whole where there is the image of the dhammacakka, with the words "Dhamma Wheel" & "A Buddhist discussion forum on the Dhamma of the Theravada"
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