Re: COPYLEFT SIGN

From: Edward Cherlin (edward.cherlin.sy.67@aya.yale.edu)
Date: Tue May 16 2000 - 01:19:34 EDT


At 10:46 -0800 5/15/2000, Antoine Leca wrote:
>I read this thread with distance, but things become funny!
>
>John Cowan wrote:
> >
> > > >It ["copyleft"] is a common name that is not meant to be
> > > >translated
> > >
> > > You cannot stipulate this. "Copyright" is commonly translated.
> >
> > The Spanish, French, Norwegian, Turkish, and Russian versions of these
> > pages use "copyleft" -- in the Russian page, using Latin script to boot.
> > The Japanese version says "֥"ԡեȡ", which I cannot interpret,
> > but appears to be katakana, thus probably a borrowing as well.
>
>If it is Katakana, it might well be a translitteration. ko-pi etc.
>(tools *and* knowledge are missing here, but it really looks like EUC-JP)

Yes, it is Katakana, read ko-pi-i-re-fu-to, but Tango displays it in
ISO-2022-JP.

Edward Cherlin
Generalist
"A knot!" exclaimed Alice. "Oh, do let me help to undo it."
Alice in Wonderland



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