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Belge francophone vivant dans le sud de la France depuis bientôt quinze ans.

Connu comme AProgrammer sur les autres sites de SE auxquels je participe.


Feb
27
comment Example of using “devoir” in passé composé?
In which way devoir is special that its use in passé composé would be problematic?
Feb
14
comment Existe-t-il un dictionnaire anglais-français de termes techniques?
J'ai ajouté tes deux ressources à french.stackexchange.com/a/405/176.
Feb
14
revised Are there good online resources for the easy translations?
http://french.stackexchange.com/a/5819/176
Feb
13
answered Peut-on utiliser « innovant » en tant qu'adjectif ?
Feb
12
answered Do any rules of thumb exist for prepositions used in food?
Feb
11
answered What is the difference between “concurrence” and “compétition”, and why?
Feb
7
comment How to say “after yesterday” in French?
@Aerovistae, "depuis hier" is correct, but for me has another meaning (the question is then is about the evolution since yesterday, not about the events of yesterday).
Feb
7
answered How to say “after yesterday” in French?
Feb
7
revised Verb classes in French motion verbs
Added a link
Feb
1
comment Comment éviter l'anglicisme « lag / laguer » ?
@RomainVALERI, le réseau rame si tu veux être plus précis sur la source.
Feb
1
comment Comment éviter l'anglicisme « lag / laguer » ?
Je ne vois pas. Et le français ne fabrique pas aussi facilement des verbes à partir de substantifs et des substantifs à partir de verbes que l'anglais.
Feb
1
answered Comment éviter l'anglicisme « lag / laguer » ?
Jan
24
revised Are there good online resources for the easy translations?
added 227 characters in body
Jan
23
awarded  Informed
Jan
20
comment Why are O and E sometimes attached together, as in “les œufs”?
BTW, the story about the fact that "œ" is missing from IS-8859-1 is that the French representative didn't know it was a linguistic ligature and agreed to its removal.
Jan
20
comment Why are O and E sometimes attached together, as in “les œufs”?
@Aerovistae, if the text has been professionally edited, that's surprising. But a sad fact is that more and more editors are taking electronic source from authors and skipping on the human corrector phase. An additional factor Kareen forgot is common with accent on uppercase letters, they are missing from typewriters and computer keyboard (in the later case you have to look for the key combinations and memorize them), combined with the fact that some character encodings used up to the mid 2000's were missing "œ" (but not "æ").
Jan
19
comment Why are O and E sometimes attached together, as in “les œufs”?
@StéphaneGimenez, It is the traditional usage, see for instance Orthotypographie "Voilà pourquoi je préfère la distinction traditionnelle entre ligatures « linguistiques ou orthographiques » et ligatures « esthétiques ou typographiques » " and further he makes a distinction between "fi" and "ct" calling the first "technique" and the second "esthétique". Here is one source in English making the difference between lexical and typographic ligature.
Jan
18
comment Why are O and E sometimes attached together, as in “les œufs”?
It isn't a typographic ligature (or the substitution would be optional and could be systematic), it is a linguistic ligature.
Jan
17
comment Kindly requesting a guide to the verb “Asseoir”
@AlexisWilke, Ma compréhension est que c'est une forme qui n'existe plus que régionalement, être d'une de ces régions n'est pas nécessairement être vieux.
Jan
16
awarded  Necromancer