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Re: CHAT: French expressions in English (Re: OT CHAT:Asperger'ssyndrome)

From:Vasiliy Chernov <bc_@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 28, 2000, 13:03
On Mon, 26 Jun 2000 13:36:48 -0400, John Cowan <jcowan@...>

>U.S. newspaper style is generally to drop them, on the grounds that >wire services can't transmit them anyhow, and even if they got through the >wire, they would be mangled by the typesetter at the other end.
So I was wrong thinking that it was programmers who made the world illiterate... they only provided a successful continuation to what telegraphists did... ;) However, it seems less common in the other Western languages to drop foreign diacritics. E. g. German newspapers seem to retain acutes, graves, and even haceks. Somehow cope with that. But I'll never stop wondering about the authors of standards in this area. Basilius