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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by henno on Tue 27th Oct 2009 20:36 UTC
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I use LaTex partly for that reason: using babel packages we get all the quoting, apostrophes and even the -ij- right. Diacritics are no problem, etc. But not really a mass market solution, as most people are scared off by it... (also we can make a difference between -, -- and --- "hyphens", etc. Knuth is a language nerd too!

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