--- In qalam@yahoogroups.com, "Doug Ewell" <dewell@...> wrote:
> Peter T. Daniels <grammatim at worldnet dot att dot net> wrote:

> I don't think mentioning locales counts as discussing a computer
> problem. They have to do with software localization, which can
> certainly involve writing systems. Having a computer-related
> in writing systems does not mean one is not interested in writing
> systems.
> When it gets down to arguing over which browser is better, or why
> certain characters don't show up with this font and that version of
> Uniscribe, or whether it is better to send numeric HTML entities or
> straight UTF-8 in e-mail, then I agree we have crossed the line into
> discussing computer problems.

What about discussing the merits of different type of ballpoint
pens? :)

More seriously, what about comparing paper and palm leaves as writing