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    • CommentRowNumber1.
    • CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2021

    Added two references.

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    • CommentRowNumber2.
    • CommentAuthorzskoda
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2021

    In universal algebra the standard name is associative Mal’cev algebra (in various spellings).

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    • CommentRowNumber3.
    • CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2021

    Re #3: For the record, Malcev spelled his name as Malcev in his non-Russian papers, so it would make sense to use this spelling to make it easier to find his papers.

    • CommentRowNumber4.
    • CommentAuthorzskoda
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2021

    Redirects herd, associative Malcev algebra.

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    • CommentRowNumber5.
    • CommentAuthorzskoda
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2021
    • (edited Apr 16th 2021)

    Malcev spelled his name as Malcev in his non-Russian papers, so it would make sense to use this spelling

    I agree that it makes sense so I agreed, thank you. On the other hand, I do not consider it a completely sensitive choice from personal point of view. All people with native signs not canonical in short version of Latin alphabet are under pressure to simplify. Traditional Croatian (and many other) library catalogues do not simplify Russian and have strict rules which make certain standard bijection with diacritics. I had registered many times as Škoda in various web forms and the form did not pass or gave errors because of some technological glitch. Sometimes it is worse for indexing and so on. It is hard to type Š, and if I type it say in the html source of my webpage it will not parse correctly. Some editors do not like if you are from small university, strange country or you have a hard to spell name. So sometimes we yield to pressures. Many of my accounts have Skoda although it is possible on those platforms to make Škoda, for example my facebook page has unfortunately no diacritics, making it wrong in my native language (and at the different place in alphabetic order). It is not that I like it and I hope that nobody after 50 years says it was my choice having informed knowledge and ready alternatives. It is the choice I am forced to do sometimes, in order not to have too many troubles in my functioning.

    • CommentRowNumber6.
    • CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2021

    Re #5: At least in your case there is a canonical spelling in the Latin alphabet (with diacritics). For the Russian language, there is a Wild West of various Romanizations. The Russian government used at least 4 different spellings of my first name (for different people; fortunately only 2 spellings in my case). This is really annoying when it happens in official documents, like passports etc.

    Concerning the nLab, that’s why we can write Мальцев if the original spelling is important, e.g., we are referring to his Russian papers.

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    • CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2021


    • Peter T. Johnstone, The ‘closed subgroup theorem’ for localic herds and pregroupoids, Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra 70 (1991) 97-106. doi.

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    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeMay 22nd 2021

    cross-linked with pseudo-torsor

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