From: Patrick Andries (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Feb 19 2005 - 19:57:36 CST
Asmus Freytag a écrit :
> At 12:50 PM 2/19/2005, Patrick Andries wrote:
>> Slangs have always existed and people use them because they deviate
>> from the orthography (now that most people write), the received
>> pronunciation, grammar or glossary. It is mostly an identity tool of
>> a subculture, most people speaking argot in French for example can
>> switch to standard French if needed.
> The point here is that new technologies are increasing the degree to
> which such forms of writing are interchanged, and the ease with which
> that is done.
Obviously, especially if interchange means electronic interchange and
consider the potential public (the world, what a thrill!). For paper
exchange (scribbling a note) such unorthographic interchange was
probably just as easy (in fact you could more easily invent new symbols
and not respect spelling rules...).
> Luckily, for Unicode, character encoding is deliberately at the script
> level, not the orthography level.
True. We certainly are not interested in the rules of correct spelling.
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