From: Mark Davis (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Oct 14 2002 - 10:33:04 EDT
Got a great chuckle out of that!
► “Eppur si muove” ◄
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dean Snyder" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2002 06:15
Subject: i18n -> ixviiin
> Perhaps we should get with that whole retro thing and introduce the use
> of Roman numerals here ... thus giving us "ixviiin" instead of "i18n".
> This solution has several advantages:
> 1) It is byte-optimized for words of 12 or 52 characters (for example
> "localization" becomes "lxn" instead of "l10n").
> 2) It will work a whole lot better with those pesky search engines that
> are confused by word internal digits.
> 3) It can be less jarring to read - for example, "five" for "freeze"
> instead of "f4e".
> 4) But best of all, nothing can match the sheer joy of the hunt when
> confronting a sentence like, "The evil of the evil is not evil, but the
> evil of the evil is evil.", which, it turns out, is the numeroromanymic
> version of, for example, "The eschewal of the excretal is not eventful,
> but the espousal of the ethereal is eventual."
> Just a suggestion ;i)
> Dean A. Snyder
> Scholarly Technology Specialist
> Center For Scholarly Resources, Sheridan Libraries
> Garrett Room, MSE Library, 3400 N. Charles St.
> The Johns Hopkins University
> Baltimore, Maryland, USA 21218
> office: 410 516-6850 mobile: 410 245-7168 fax: 410-516-6229
> Digital Hammurabi: www.jhu.edu/digitalhammurabi
> Initiative for Cuneiform Encoding: www.jhu.edu/ice
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