Re: OFFTOPIC: What is "francais hexagonal"?

From: Alain LaBont\i (
Date: Tue Nov 17 1998 - 17:19:37 EST

A 12:50 98-11-17 -0800, John Cowan a écrit :
>Alain wrote:
>> An example: instead of indicating "gare [de chemin de fer]" (railroad
>> station) on street panels in many cities, downtown, in France, they will
>> only write "SNCF" and you're supposed to know what it means [...].
>Well, I imagine a non-anglophone here would have the same trouble with
>a sign reading "Amtrak", though there is usually a pictograph of a train
>on the sign as well.

[Alain] :
A pictograph is already excellent internationalization. That is rare in the
USA though. It should be encouraged everywhere and as much as possible.

No "pictogramme" for this in France.

Alain LaBonté

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