LOR recommender in germany, lsac can't recognize german?

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LOR recommender in germany, lsac can't recognize german?

Postby bakemono » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:18 pm

One of my old professors is currently teaching in Heidelberg University in Germany.

Voßstraße 2, Building 4400

Except, the B look-a-like letters turn into ? marks after i edit his profile.

What to do?


Karl Jaspers Centre
Voßstraße 2, Building 4400
Room 119
69115 Heidelberg

Can someone tell me what the heck exactly is the zip code, street address, city, etc...

I'm not a moron, but i'd like some confirmation especially from those of you of more European origins. Thanks.

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Re: LOR recommender in germany, lsac can't recognize german?

Postby Zapatero » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:20 pm

Use a capital B?

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Re: LOR recommender in germany, lsac can't recognize german?

Postby Zapatero » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:23 pm

bakemono wrote:One of my old professors is currently teaching in Heidelberg University in Germany.

Voßstraße 2, Building 4400

Except, the B look-a-like letters turn into ? marks after i edit his profile.

What to do?


Karl Jaspers Centre
Street address: Voßstraße 2, Building 4400
Room 119
Zip: 69115 City: Heidelberg

Can someone tell me what the heck exactly is the zip code, street address, city, etc...

I'm not a moron, but i'd like some confirmation especially from those of you of more European origins. Thanks.

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Re: LOR recommender in germany, lsac can't recognize german?

Postby tmore » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:26 pm

I've studied german a while back, I believe you can change the "b" (I don't have special characters") to "ss". It has the same sound when you pronounce it, and I'm pretty confident it is an acceptable form since not all use/are familiar with that particular character.

May want to double check with others, it has been a while!

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Re: LOR recommender in germany, lsac can't recognize german?

Postby WhyBother? » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:26 pm

bakemono wrote:One of my old professors is currently teaching in Heidelberg University in Germany.

Voßstraße 2, Building 4400

Except, the B look-a-like letters turn into ? marks after i edit his profile.

What to do?


Karl Jaspers Centre
Voßstraße 2, Building 4400
Room 119
69115 Heidelberg

Can someone tell me what the heck exactly is the zip code, street address, city, etc...

I'm not a moron, but i'd like some confirmation especially from those of you of more European origins. Thanks.



Just use a double-s ("ss"). That's technically what it is. DON'T use a capital "B!" A double-s is still technically correct in German, it's just not ideally efficient.

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Re: LOR recommender in germany, lsac can't recognize german?

Postby bakemono » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:29 pm

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Re: LOR recommender in germany, lsac can't recognize german?

Postby bakemono » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:30 pm

just cause i'm anal,

Vossstrasse 2?

That's a lot of s's

and i know this is largely irrelevant, but is there any way to add his phone number on lsac? Doesn't exactly fit the 3 digit limit that lsac seems to enforce.
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Re: LOR recommender in germany, lsac can't recognize german?

Postby chicoalto0649 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:30 pm

bakemono wrote:One of my old professors is currently teaching in Heidelberg University in Germany.

Voßstraße 2, Building 4400

Except, the B look-a-like letters turn into ? marks after i edit his profile.

What to do?


Karl Jaspers Centre
Voßstraße 2, Building 4400
Room 119
69115 Heidelberg

Can someone tell me what the heck exactly is the zip code, street address, city, etc...

I'm not a moron, but i'd like some confirmation especially from those of you of more European origins. Thanks.


Are you sure you want a recommendation from a Prof that teaches at HeidelTTTberg?

University of Freiberg ftmfw

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Re: LOR recommender in germany, lsac can't recognize german?

Postby bakemono » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:35 pm

if it's an inside joke i don't get it.

isn't heidelberg the best university in germany? My professor taught at Princeton, Emory, and now in Heidelberg. Isn't that a decent run? Not that prestige of recommender matters any more than their ability to write you a good letter.

Maybe it's heidelberg state uni. for all i now, lol, and i'm thinking it's just heidelberg uni.

Kinda seems weird that they say they're ranked #1 in the school's home page though.
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Re: LOR recommender in germany, lsac can't recognize german?

Postby chicoalto0649 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:38 pm

bakemono wrote:if it's an inside joke i don't get it.

isn't heidelberg the best university in germany? My professor taught at Princeton, Emory, and now in Heidelberg. Isn't that a decent run? Not that prestige of recommender matters any more than their ability to write you a good letter.



I was just playing...

Here is the cream of the crop for German universities if anyone is wondering

Technical University, Munich Germany
University of Bonn, Germany
University of Freiburg, Germany
University of Goettingen, Germany
University of Heidelberg, Germany
University of Munich, Germany

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Re: LOR recommender in germany, lsac can't recognize german?

Postby mhernton » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:38 pm

Contact the LSAC directly via their contact page. Tell what your problem is. I am a military service member who put together my application while on deployment. The LSAC does not recognize APO or FPO addresses (its a military thing if your unfamiliar) Their webmaster altered the site so I could enter the information. The LSAC is very helpful with things like this. Aside from it being their job, its also a way to avoid a lawsuit....

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Re: LOR recommender in germany, lsac can't recognize german?

Postby bakemono » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:39 pm

i thought so, but these german words are confusing me, let alone names.

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Re: LOR recommender in germany, lsac can't recognize german?

Postby bakemono » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:40 pm

mhernton wrote:Contact the LSAC directly via their contact page. Tell what your problem is. I am a military service member who put together my application while on deployment. The LSAC does not recognize APO or FPO addresses (its a military thing if your unfamiliar) Their webmaster altered the site so I could enter the information. The LSAC is very helpful with things like this. Aside from it being their job, its also a way to avoid a lawsuit....


i sent like... two packages to APO/FPO addresses before, but i don't get what that has to do with sending a letter to my professor. isn't APO/FPO purely military stuff?

I haven't felt this clueless in a while.

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Re: LOR recommender in germany, lsac can't recognize german?

Postby thalassocrat » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:45 pm

bakemono wrote:
mhernton wrote:Contact the LSAC directly via their contact page. Tell what your problem is. I am a military service member who put together my application while on deployment. The LSAC does not recognize APO or FPO addresses (its a military thing if your unfamiliar) Their webmaster altered the site so I could enter the information. The LSAC is very helpful with things like this. Aside from it being their job, its also a way to avoid a lawsuit....


i sent like... two packages to APO/FPO addresses before, but i don't get what that has to do with sending a letter to my professor. isn't APO/FPO purely military stuff?

I haven't felt this clueless in a while.


What he means is, if they adjusted the site for him they might adjust it for you or already have a workaround for some of these issues in place for international applicants. You'll just have to call/email them, I think.

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Re: LOR recommender in germany, lsac can't recognize german?

Postby bakemono » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:49 pm

damn... what's wrong with me? My vaunted RC skills are apparently useless in real life.

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Re: LOR recommender in germany, lsac can't recognize german?

Postby Bohemka » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:51 pm

Not a German major here, but I would just write Vossstrasse or Voss Strasse on the form. Type in Vossstrasse on google or wikipedia and it comes up as Voßstraße.
But if you are mailing anything to him you might want to write Voßstraße with the German characters as the address on the envelope.
As far as the European phone number, I just wrote the number in the space provided after I printed out the LOR form because it didn't fit when I typed it in. Didn't seem to be a problem.

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Re: LOR recommender in germany, lsac can't recognize german?

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:02 am

bakemono wrote:damn... what's wrong with me? My vaunted RC skills are apparently useless in real life.


And my awesome real life comprehension skills are useless on the RC.

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Re: LOR recommender in germany, lsac can't recognize german?

Postby General Tso » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:35 am

chicoalto0649 wrote:
bakemono wrote:if it's an inside joke i don't get it.

isn't heidelberg the best university in germany? My professor taught at Princeton, Emory, and now in Heidelberg. Isn't that a decent run? Not that prestige of recommender matters any more than their ability to write you a good letter.



I was just playing...

Here is the cream of the crop for German universities if anyone is wondering

Technical University, Munich Germany
University of Bonn, Germany
University of Freiburg, Germany
University of Goettingen, Germany
University of Heidelberg, Germany
University of Munich, Germany


Pedant

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Re: LOR recommender in germany, lsac can't recognize german?

Postby fruitcocktail » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:41 am

Yo,
I speak German and can conclusively verify that the ss is the equivalent of the β or Eszett in most cases.
It is certainly acceptable in this usage.

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Re: LOR recommender in germany, lsac can't recognize german?

Postby bakemono » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:12 am

awesome, and off to the post office i go. Thanks

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Re: LOR recommender in germany, lsac can't recognize german?

Postby Holly Golightly » Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:00 am

Yeah, LSAC is not a fan of accents and such. The town I currently work in has an è in it, and in all of my applications it showed up something along the lines of e?idnakdkc, even though on the commn information page it appeared to be fine.

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Re: LOR recommender in germany, lsac can't recognize german?

Postby ccs224 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:34 pm

I thought the s-zet was being generally phased out in Germany anyway. Nein?

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Re: LOR recommender in germany, lsac can't recognize german?

Postby NayBoer » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:07 pm

ccs224 wrote:I thought the s-zet was being generally phased out in Germany anyway. Nein?
I think the Germans are holding it for some reasons and using ss for others, but the Swiss don't use it really at all. I'm pretty sure most Germans don't really like the spelling reform.




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