From: Bertrand Laidain (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jul 29 2003 - 15:45:43 EDT
> At 11:52 -0400 2003-07-29, Jim Allan wrote:
>> One the other hand, dropping diacritics from names or text written in
>> all uppercase is considered acceptable in Quebec French (and I
>> suspect also in France) dating from old addressograph technology and
>> billing typewriter technology where capital letters alone were
>> available and diacritics were not normally included as part of the
>> character set.
No it's not ! What is considered acceptable is dropping the diacritics
when the capital letter is an INITIAL letter, (It's a debate also), but
for sure when you write in ALL capitals it's definitely not ! Like
Michal Everson said :
Le mardi, 29 jul 2003, à 18:23 Europe/Paris, Michael Everson a écrit :
> Then you have the old problem: what does « LE PRESIDENT ASSASSINE »
> mean if such a practice is employed?
I would add that I learned in school (printing school) that version «
LE PRESIDENT ASSASSINE AU PALAIS DES CONGRES ». Here CONGRES is a
reunion or.... a fish ! And the Président is or a murderer or... dead !
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