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Re: [GNU Mach] [patch] ImPS/2 support

From: Jeroen Dekkers
Subject: Re: [GNU Mach] [patch] ImPS/2 support
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 12:32:36 +0200
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On Tue, May 21, 2002 at 10:44:00PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Lionel Elie Mamane <lionel@mamane.lu> writes:
> > E.g. hair would be pronounced approx. like english "hair", but ha?r
> > (ha\"ir) is "ha-yir".
> Ah, that's roughly the same meaning that a diaeresis has in English.

> Many English speakers have failed to note that English actually has
> diacritical marks.  

But they don't use it because they are lazy? It's the same in Dutch,
they changed the spelling regulations to remove a lot of these things
in the language some years ago (things like `c\^ontrol' -> "control"
and `na\"apen' -> 'na-apen'). It's just that it isn't easy to use
those diaeresis etc. with the proprietary software they have. IIRC
German also changed to make it easier to write the language in
ASCII. It's stupid to see that languages get changed because of broken
design of software. Well, now we have unicode at least so there is
still hope.

Jeroen Dekkers
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