Category Archives: Englisc

Your reminder that “British English” and “American English” are fictional constructs

Low-stakes conspiracy theory: they were invented by word processing marketers to justify spell-check features that weren’t necessary. Evidence: the Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford being in Britain) entry for “-ise” suffix’s first sense is “A frequent spelling of -ize suffix, suffix … Continue reading

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Nice-looking LaTeX Unicode

Because there was no other single location with all of this written: usepackage{ucs} % Unicode supportusepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} % UCS’ UTF-8 driver is better than the LaTeX kernel’susepackage[T1]{fontenc} % The default font encoding only contains Latin charactersusepackage{ae,aecompl} % Almost European fonts/hyphenation do … Continue reading

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