Until very recently, Pat’s Polemics was running on very old software. It was good when it started, but no one ever maintained it and finally this month it collapsed. I have managed to save the former content and I will try to salvage the comments.
Unfortunately, the old software was not Unicode-friendly and the transfer process made it worse. That is why you will see (until we clean it up) garbage characters for anything non-ASCII, i.e., anything that you can’t find on a sixty-year-old non-electric English typewriter.
This problem should not occur in new material. As proof:
- My wife’s grandmother Wiktorya Słomiana came from Żołynia.
- Бабушка моей жены-Виктория Słomiana-пришли из Żołynia.
- 我妻子的祖母Wiktoria Słomiana-来自Żołynia。