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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.


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
Jan
16
revised Kindly requesting a guide to the verb “Asseoir”
On me fait la remarque, je commente sur celle-ci mais je ne corrige pas?
Jan
7
reviewed No Action Needed Exact meaning of “arrondie au plus près”
Jan
6
comment Is there a difference between “il est quelle heure ?” and “quelle heure est-il ?”?
For me it is more a difference between spoken and written that a difference of register.
Jan
6
reviewed No Action Needed Is there a difference between “il est quelle heure ?” and “quelle heure est-il ?”?
Jan
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Est-ce que « ce [truc]-là » est aussi courant en français que « that » en anglais ?
Jan
4
reviewed No Action Needed Is it “sur Internet” or “dans Internet”?
Jan
4
comment Is it “sur Internet” or “dans Internet”?
-1, analogies between languages is not a way to confirm that something is correct or not.
Jan
4
comment Kindly requesting a guide to the verb “Asseoir”
@StéphaneGimenez, si les fautes d'orthographe sont de mon cru, les abréviations sont d'origine.
Jan
3
revised Kindly requesting a guide to the verb “Asseoir”
added 183 characters in body
Jan
3
answered Kindly requesting a guide to the verb “Asseoir”
Jan
3
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
3
reviewed No Action Needed What is the abbreviation for thousand and million?
Jan
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
2
comment Impossibilité de poser une question sur le sujet d'une subordonnée
@StéphaneGimenez, le premier continue à me sembler correct, mais tu n'as pas l'air d'être le seul. Le deuxième était incorrect pour moi et le troisième un reste oublié d'une rédaction antérieure.