[Taxacom] [ExternalEmail] Re: valid characters in scientificnames?

Dave Vieglais vieglais at ku.edu
Thu Jul 31 08:15:18 CDT 2008


As yes, also known as the multiplication sign?

× 00D7 × MULTIPLICATION SIGN

(from http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/latin_1_supplement.html)



Jim Croft wrote:
> and the X-looking hybrid symbol thingy?
> 
> jim
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> On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 4:29 PM, Paul Kirk <p.kirk at cabi.org> wrote:
>> hyphens are permitted in valid (available) 'botanical' names ...
>>
>> Paul
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Tony.Rees at csiro.au
>> Sent: 31 July 2008 05:42
>> To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
>> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] [ExternalEmail] Re: valid characters in scientificnames?
>>
>> 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
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> 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?
>>
>> Hi Dave,
>>
>> 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-.
>>
>>
>> Eric Zurcher
>> CSIRO Plant Industry
>> Canberra, Australia
>> Eric.Zurcher at csiro.au
>>
>> |-----Original Message-----
>> |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 date and
>> |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).
>> |
>> |thanks,
>> |   Dave V.
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