From: Marnen Laibow-Koser (email@example.com)
Date: Thu May 10 2007 - 16:51:30 CDT
On May 10, 2007, at 4:04 PM, Petr Tomasek wrote:
> On Thu, May 10, 2007 at 03:36:26PM -0400, William J Poser wrote:
>> A nice example of the problems created by using apostrophe
>> for glottal stop (and glottalization of the preceding consonant)
>> is found in Carrier. This convention was introduced in the days
>> of typewriters, when apostrophe and right single quote were the same.
>> MS Word and other word processors, however, are prone to think that
> But this is a problem caused by the Microsoft's hegemony and
> it's way of thinking "we are more clever than the stupid user"
> not a fault of using apostrophe to denote glottal stop.
No. The problem has nothing to do with Microsoft. The problem is
rather that using a punctuation mark as a letter makes it hard for
text-handling routines to know what is a letter and what isn't.
> Petr Tomasek <http://www.etf.cuni.cz/~tomasek>
-- Marnen Laibow-Koser firstname.lastname@example.org
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