Misspelling or Miscoding?
richard.wordingham at ntlworld.com
Wed Jan 18 12:49:55 CST 2017
On Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:44:34 -0700
"Doug Ewell" <doug at ewellic.org> wrote:
> I'd say the person misspelled the word, or made a typographical error.
> The fact that the rendering software displayed it as if it were
> spelled correctly is immaterial.
If someone made such a mistake with typical English, I could accuse
them of not reading what they typed. That line of defence is not
available. One of the purposes of the dotted circles introduced in
complex script processing is to warn the writer that such an error has
been made. However, there are cases where homographic anagrams
indicate different pronunciations.
I think it is not a 'typographical error' if it renders as it should!
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