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Re: Comparison of philosophical languages

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 21, 2003, 11:59
Danny Wier scripsit:

> Ever wonder why the French word for "font" (as in TrueType, OpenType, > PostScript) is |police|? ~Danny~
Yeah, why is that anyway? This reminds me of one of the classic translation blunders: an insurance brochure saying (in French) "Protect your jewelry with a special policy" came through in English as "Protect your jewelry with a police special", where a "police special" is a .38-caliber handgun formerly used by most police forces in the U.S. Unlike most of these stories, there seems to be documentary evidence for this one. -- Híggledy-pìggledy / XML programmers John Cowan Try to escape those / I-eighteen-N woes; Incontrovertibly / What we need more of is Unicode weenies and / François Yergeaus.