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[Fsfe-uk] Re: M$ Word -- Bad

From: Ramanan Selvaratnam
Subject: [Fsfe-uk] Re: M$ Word -- Bad
Date: Sat, 07 Jun 2003 01:08:26 +0100
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Chris Croughton wrote:

On Fri, Jun 06, 2003 at 07:21:54PM +0100, Ramanan Selvaratnam wrote:

If people cannot understand why they should use RTF instead of word we should really tell them that they need some basic education without being shy about it. I did not know of RTF for a very long time until a free software advocate told me about it.

I thought RTF was a proprietary format.
Thanks for the info ...a quick google search brings about a lot of negative things about RTF too. But I guess it is still a 'shared non-proprietary format' ....with plus points of being comparatively small filesize and universally supported.

Maybe someone else who knows more on this issue should comment

I will update the list if there is anything worthwhile comes my way on this matter.

Admittedly it's one which MS
make available, but it's also under their control to change the spec.
any time they want (and they do, there are some constructs they have
used which weren't in the spec. available at the time).
Hmm, the same should be said of widely used fonts and other specs. that come out of M$'s vast IT resources. You are correct though, in pointing out thier untrustworthiness as a major factor to consider.



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