Re: Samogitian E with dot above and macron

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Sun Dec 05 2010 - 16:47:00 CST

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    Peter Constable <petercon at microsoft dot com> wrote:

    > Updates to any Windows component in a given version of Windows will
    > rarely add new functionality. This is the case for reasons of
    > compatibility and stability: for too many users, any change in
    > functionality entails unwanted costs either in the form of re-training
    > or in the form of incompatibility risks.

    I know this has been said before, but: I do wonder how many users depend
    on new, incremental functionality *not* being available, as a matter of
    stability or backward compatibility.

    "Dang it! Microsoft added support for Bamum and Brahmi and Mandaic to
    my XP system! Everything is broken now!"

    (Yes, I know there are a few people who would say just that.)

    If the goal is to get people to update to 7, it might be better PR to be
    honest and just say so.

    Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA |
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