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From: "Steven Smolian" <[log in to unmask]>
> What is the proper spelling of this famed saxophonist's name? He shows up
> in lists and on line as Weidoft, Weidoeft, Wiedoft and Wiedoeft.
> Are the record labels consistent about whatever the proper spelling turns
> out to be?
> I suspect it's Wiedoeft but there seems no consensus.
> Spellcheck wants me to substitute "widest" or "weirdest." Hmmmm.
All the records of his which I own (and that is a considerable amount!)
name as "W-I-E-D-O-F-T." It is possible that last "O" bore an umlaut...which
is usually written as "o-e" (thus "...d-o-e-f-t") but I have never seen that
spelling on a record label...?!
Steven C. Barr