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Re: Patch for end of sentence markup etc. in manuals
Richard Earnshaw wrote:
On Fri, 2004-11-05 at 13:35, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
This is an anglophone convention though. There is no trace of such a
convention in France or Italy (hence the name of the TeX command
\frenchspacing that sets a uniform spacing factor after all characters).
We have a saying "When in Rome, do as the Romans do". So, when writing
Hmm, Rome - like in "Ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant" ?
So, when writing English (i.e., the language of the Anglo Saxon usurpers
of the Britonish Isles) we have to succumb to "American English" ?
I really love the following on wikipedia.org [Old English]:
"[T]he silent letters of Modern English, therefore, did not often exist
in Old English. The K in "knight", for example, was pronounced.
which is more interesting if you know that "knecht" in the germanic
languages means "servant".
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