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Why can't I enter the letter that sounds like ewe by itself?  RSS feed

 
Guillermo Ishi
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Why can't I enter the letter that sounds like ewe by itself? I have a legitimate reason for it. Take it out of your filter so I don't get a sorry error message. It won't even accept this message...
 
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Because too many people in the past have simply tried to post things like r and u which are text‑speak. Remember we have people who don't use English text‑speak and such abbreviations would be incomprehensible to them.
Try u for u and r for r.
 
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And if you are talking about variables named u or r you can put them in [tt] tags.
 
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Paweł Baczyński wrote:And if you are talking about variables named u or r...
...then I suggest you rename them immediately to something more meaningful.
 
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Normally in English, you'd refer to the letter "u" or "U" in quotes. Did our filter allow that? If this message posted, then that's the proper way to do it.

In code, of course, there's the character literal, again quoted: 'u'.

And if you explicitly mark text as code:


If we don't allow that, it's a bug.

Of course, all of these examples are in message text. The rules may be different in message titles.
 
Guillermo Ishi
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It wouldn't work in a quoted string; I didn't try quoting it by itself.

I was trying to tells somebody about "What U Hear", which is found in Windows sometimes.


Tim Holloway wrote:Normally in English, you'd refer to the letter "u" or "U" in quotes. Did our filter allow that? If this message posted, then that's the proper way to do it.

In code, of course, there's the character literal, again quoted: 'u'.

And if you explicitly mark text as code:


If we don't allow that, it's a bug.

Of course, all of these examples are in message text. The rules may be different in message titles.
 
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Ah. Examples make all the difference.

Sorry, our censors aren't subtle enough to handle that. Even people might argue pros and cons about that sort of thing.
 
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