From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Sep 19 2005 - 09:07:27 CDT
Antoine Leca <Antoine10646 at leca dash marti dot org> wrote:
>> Partly relevant to this is the perception that in Italian, the
>> uppercase form of é is E'.
> I do not believe this is the underlying reason.
>> This idea exists because the standard Italian keyboard contains
>> a key for lowercase é but not for uppercase É.
> That is too much elaborated for me to follow you. Are you actually
> saying that localizers had a look at the Italian keyboard layout to
> figure the rules to uppercasing French?
Sorry, I think you misunderstood me. By saying "partly relevant" I did
not mean that the French keyboard was influenced by the Italian, or vice
versa. I meant that in both French and Italian, constraints on either
typewriter technology or computer keyboard layouts have caused a
perceived orthographic change in the handling of capital letters with
-- Doug Ewell Fullerton, California http://users.adelphia.net/~dewell/
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