[scribus] shadycharacters.co.uk

Barry McKenna bmcken at pobox.com
Wed Aug 10 22:26:10 UTC 2011

Can we get UTF-8 in the Story Editor? <g>


On 8/10/2011 3:11 PM, John Jason Jordan wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Aug 2011 14:31:41 -0700
> Barry McKenna<bmcken at pobox.com>  dijo:
>> Thanks for the link to shadycharacters: It's just astounding that his
>> post on the pilcrow drew so many comments, which likely means that
>> there are more than just a small few who are concerned about the
>> 'roots' of the 'trees' in our forest. I had just acquired Maryanne
>> Wolf's "Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading
>> Brain." Upon learning of the 'ox-turning' I immediately, to my
>> disappointment, looked in the index, hoping to find a reference
>> there. Unfortunately not. But thanks to you, I have indeed learned a
>> few things that may already lend me a heightened perspective on what
>> she DOES include.
> I recently read Proust and the Squid for a class on the psychology of
> reading. The woman can really write!
> As for the turning of the oxen, I first learned that as "writing in
> plowshares," although I don't recall that Wolf used that term.
> Most people are surprised to learn that humans have devised over 400
> different writing systems. About half are no longer used, and most of
> the remainder are used only for a few languages. It makes you wonder
> how many writing systems Scribus will ultimately support.
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