Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Oct 2009 00:37 UTC
Features, Office In the comments on our editorial about language purism and the Psystar case, it became quite clear that language is a subject almost everyone has an opinion on - not odd if you consider that language is at the very centre of what makes us "human". Since this appears to be a popular subject, let's talk about the influence computing has had on two very minor aspects of the Dutch language.
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Guillemets
by MORB on Tue 27th Oct 2009 09:26 UTC
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2005-07-06

I just remembered reading this article that the proper french quotation marks have been kind of rendered obsolete by computers too.

It normally looks like double chevrons, called "guillemets", like this:
<< bonjour >> (I can't be arsed finding the right unicode character for those) but they're not on the french keyboard and we use the double quote instead (that we also call guillemets nowadays).

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