[Taxacom] [ExternalEmail] Re: valid characters in scientific names?
Tony.Rees at csiro.au
Tony.Rees at csiro.au
Wed Jul 30 23:41:45 CDT 2008
Hi Dave, all,
Eric is correct with regard to valid names, but other diacritical marks (and even numbers, e.g. 4-maculatus, later represented as quadrimaculatus) can occur in non-valid (synonymised) names, and/or names as originally published; also spaces and hyphens. So it depends whether your system needs to hold these synonyms/non valid names too...
Regards - Tony
From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Zurcher, Eric (PI, Black Mountain)
Sent: Thursday, 31 July 2008 1:57 PM
To: vieglais at ku.edu; taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: [ExternalEmail] Re: [Taxacom] valid characters in scientific names?
I'm not sure about the Zoological code; in the Botanical code, you need to allow for characters with a diaeresis.
>From the Vienna code (http://www.ibot.sav.sk/icbn/main.htm):
60.6. Diacritical signs are not used in Latin plant names. In names (either new or old) drawn from words in which such signs appear, the signs are to be suppressed with the necessary transcription of the letters so modified; for example ä, ö, ü become, respectively, ae, oe, ue; é, è, ê become e, or sometimes ae; ñ becomes n; ø becomes oe; å becomes ao. The diaeresis, indicating that a vowel is to be pronounced separately from the preceding vowel (as in Cephaëlis, Isoëtes), is permissible; the ligatures -æ- and -œ-, indicating that the letters are pronounced together, are to be replaced by the separate letters -ae- and -oe-.
CSIRO Plant Industry
Eric.Zurcher at csiro.au
|From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
|[mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Dave Vieglais
|Sent: Thursday, 31 July 2008 12:11 PM
|To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
|Subject: [Taxacom] valid characters in scientific names?
|Can someone direct me to a specification indicating the range of valid
|characters that may appear in a scientific name (not including
|author)? It has always been my assumption that this would be the set
|with ASCII character codes less than 128, or more specifically in the
|range 0x20 - 0x7e (space through tilde).
| Dave V.
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