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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inaccuracies
by Beta on Tue 27th Oct 2009 09:58 UTC
Beta
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2005-07-06

Thom,
please make it obvious that the English of which you are referring to in this article is American English, as Commonwealth English uses different quotations.
Of course, the situation in the articles repeats, British use has been affected as of late by the lack of any support from Microsoft.

I notice you missed commenting on decimal separator differences, I know a Slovenian who never knew that theirs was ‘,’, albeit she is a teen ;)

Examples:
‘this is a quote’
‘“this is a quote” quoting the above’
‘grocers apostrophe’s suck’

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