found in a project gutenberg file: "Updateŕs note: This file has been recoded to UTF8." (yes, that is LATIN SMALL LETTER R WITH ACUTE)
I can't tell if this is supposed to be a joke or not
@aparrish Do you think it's an OCR error?
@darius wouldn't that imply that the text "Updater's note: This file has been recoded to UTF8" was in the *physical* copy?
@aparrish My thought was:
physical -> some other encoding via OCR -> UTF8, and the error happened in first conversion
@aparrish although that wouldn't account for it either
maybe it is just a clever joke
@aparrish oh maybe it went
physical -> OCR to ASCII -> UTF-8 -> physical -> OCR to UTF-8
@aparrish oh yeah now I'm just imagining extremely implausible reasons that could account for it to amuse myself
@aparrish If it was from an old text, it could have been just bad OCR, but given that it's such a rarely used symbol in English and it's really hard to compose that symbol on most keyboards on Earth (save perhaps for those used in Eastern Europe) it's probably, most likely bad transcoding.
I can compose it on a Linux GUI: ŕ
By pressing tilde and then R on a Spanish keyboard, but that's not available on Mac or Windows.
@aparrish More likely that someone had their ' key mapped as a "dead key" for ´
@jleedev yeah I think this is probably what happened!
@aparrish It's acute joke. Arrr!
@aparrish I guess someone is really anal about indicating stresses
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