Articles posted on June 11th, 2003

Word X: Another example of poor French support

Wednesday, June 11th, 2003 • 11:06 pm

In the same vein as the previous item: in French (and Canadian French) typography, the colon punctuation mark (:) always comes with a non-breaking space before. Word “knows” this since it inserts that non-breaking space automatically for you if you have set the language of your document to French (or Canadian French) and are using […]

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Word X: Drag-and-drop for the French

Wednesday, June 11th, 2003 • 10:42 pm

It is a well-known fact that most computers and most software titles are designed first and foremost for American users. Often times, their “international support” is added as an afterthought and utterly fails to grasp the subtleties of foreign languages. Microsoft Word X is, of course, a particularly painful example. Take this behaviour when you […]

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Overworked Americans

Wednesday, June 11th, 2003 • 9:58 pm

I find this article about Americans spending too much time on the job particularly worrying: “All Work and No Play” by Joe Robinson, Los Angeles Times Americans already work far too much for too little compensation and too little vacation time, and things are only going to get worse, if proposed changes are adopted: These […]

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The brain-dead ATI web site

Wednesday, June 11th, 2003 • 5:19 pm

Because I reviewed an ATI product for a while back, I keep getting promotional materials on ATI products by email from time to time. Today, I got an email about an “exclusive offer” for something called the “Remote Wonder Mac Edition”, with a link to this web page. The web page contained the exact […]

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