Getting a handle on the Khadaffi / Ghadafy / Qaddaffi problem
To eliminate or at least reduce the confusion caused by the multiple spellings of the name of the embattled leader of Libya (which currently add up to 30 and counting), this website will henceforth adopt the following spelling which encompasses most (though not all, since since I’ve left out variations that involve the use of a diacritical mark) of the possible spellings:
Daniel R. writes:
If you wanted to be more systematic, you might consider using what programmers call a regular expression: a way to write a pattern that matches a variety of strings of text. For example, you might write:LA replies:
I am familiar with regular expressions from Microsoft Word’s powerful search and replace feature which I’ve used a lot over the years. The only thing unfamiliar to me in what you’ve presented is h? meaning either h or nothing.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 21, 2011 11:04 AM | Send