[Loadstone] @ vs x

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at loadstone-gps.com
Thu Oct 29 23:38:32 GMT 2009


Interesting to hear what @ is in other languages. Why on earth would anybody 
call a punctuation character a monkey?
The @ character is still a good idea since it can be replaced on output with 
the appropriate word for the language in use. This could be done now with 
current screen readers but this could also be built in to loadstone.

On Thu, 29 Oct 2009, Przemysław Rogalski wrote:

> Oh, yeah, in Polish @ is spoken as "małpa", which means "a monkey".
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> Wysłano: 29 października 2009 18:05
> Temat: Re: [Loadstone] @ vs x
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>> 29.10.2009 18:45, Rob Melchers ĐżĐ¸ŃˆĐľŃ‚:
>>> True for English screenreaders, but my Dutch screenreader says :
>>> street1 apestaartje street2
>>> Doesn't sound very convincing.
>>
>> Yeah, in Russian we have:
>> street1 sobachka street2
>> and "sobachka" is actually a little dog, so it makes no sence at all.
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