Re: Uppercase=?iso-8859-1?q?=DFiscoming?(U+1E9E)

From: Clark Cox (
Date: Mon May 07 2007 - 11:27:12 CDT

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    On 5/7/07, Philippe Verdy <> wrote:
    > Today, modern quills built in various metallic alloys are much more
    > versatile and resistant than the famous "Sergent Major" quill which was so
    > difficult to masterize by generations of French children (up to the 1960's).
    > Cheap "Bic" ballpoint pens were finally accepted in primary schools, to
    > avoid ink bottles on desktops, except for artistic courses on calligraphy.
    > But using a quill, with internal disposable reservoirs, was still mandatory
    > in many French highs schools for exams and home works up to the early
    > 1980's. Unlike in USA, crayons are not accepted here, except for arts and
    > technical drawings.

    I must be misunderstanding you. Outside of elementary schools and art
    classes, I can't imagine anyone in the USA using a crayon in school. I
    certainly can't imagine anyone (in US or elsewhere in the world) using
    a crayon for a technical drawing.

    Clark S. Cox III

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