RE: [long] Use of Unicode in AbiWord

From: Hart, Edwin F. (
Date: Tue Mar 30 1999 - 10:18:19 EST


Merci beaucoup!

I made the update.

I will also switch to the opening lower German quotation mark. : )

Best regards,

Edwin F. Hart
Applied Physics Laboratory
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Out of Luck

A Swiss guy, looking for directions, pulls up at a bus stop where two
Americans are waiting.

"Entschuldigung, koennen Sie Deutsch sprechen?" he says.
The two Americans just stare at him.

« Excusez-moi, parlez vous français ? »
The two continue to stare.

"Parlare italiano?"
No response.

"¿Hablan ustedes español?"
Still nothing.

The Swiss guy drives off, extremely disgusted.

The first American turns to the second and says, "Y'know, maybe we should
learn a foreign language..."

"Why?" says the other, "That guy knew four languages, and it didn't do him
any good."

        -----Original Message-----
        From: Alain =?UNKNOWN?Q?LaBont=E9=A0?=
        Sent: 30 March, 1999 10:03
        To: Hart, Edwin F.; Unicode List
        Subject: RE: [long] Use of Unicode in AbiWord

        A 06:05 99-03-30 -0800, Hart, Edwin F. a écrit :
>To get the text correct, are there any other accents that need to
be added?

        For French, not, but there is a "trait d'union" (hyphen) missing to
        grammatically correct. (;
        To be even more nit-picking I added correct typographic conventions
        French (3 additional characters, i.e. the two angled quotes plus

>"Excusez-moi, parlez vous français?"

        Corrected text (including correct typography of French quotes and
        spaces [3 more]) (; (: :

        « Excusez-moi, parlez vous français ? »
        (please note the use of the Latin 1 spacing macron to underline (: )

        That said, Ed was remarkable in adding the cedilla. It was indeed


        Alain LaBonté

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