14014Re: backSlash in Japan
- Oct 1 7:09 PM--- In peditors@y..., Paul Nevai <nevai@m...> wrote:
> Dear Japanese peditor guys [if any]:use instead
> If you use regular expressions or TeX and such, then what do you
> of "\" [backSlash]? Do you simply use "yen" which is the same asbackSlash or
> some other symbol? Thanks! Best regards, PaulI don't use Unix, but quick search on Tex on-line tutorial in
Japanese site shows it is indeed "yen" symbol that is used.
Of course, you are now completely confused.
In my browser or any japanese text enabled viewer, symbols
before "begin" and "end" are in fact 'yen' symbol. I suspect that
you are actually seeing 'backslash' because in your original quote, a
symbol in "[this symbol]" [backslash] is indeed "yen" symbol on my
screen. Sorry for poor explanation. I believe the point is that ascii
character x5c (or whatever that was, I don't have ascii table handy)
that is assigned to backslash is assigned to "yen" symbol in Japanese
ascii set. I don't know the history behind it, (so, let's blame
Microsoft) it was always a case in DOS-PCs. In Japanese DOS prompt,
path delimiter is "yen" symbol, not backslash symbol, etc.,
Therefore, to me, it was refreshining to see both yen and backslash
in Palm devices indeed.
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