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revised Malaysia to Thailand and again Malaysia Visit
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comment Change request for linguistics.stackexchange CSS font-family list
Each site actually can have various kinds of customizations. Site users and even mods have no access to it of course but the devs and figuring out what we need in Meta is the main step toward getting the devs to make such a change to a given site. But I also forgot that linguistics.SE is still in beta so I'm no sure (-:
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comment Better font for rendering IPA (esp. diacritics)
With Chrome on my worn out old netbook running Windows 7 starter it all renders great. This is in fact one of the reasons I continue to run Windows despite being an open source kinda guy. *nix has been behind in font rendering for decades, despite continued work on the problem. As a language enthusiast the need for good typography outweighs the need for an open OS, for me anyway.
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comment Guidelines / limits on code formatting in non-programming Stack Exchange communities
Too much ugly loaded language in here for me. Use reasoning, not CRAP to make your point. The correct way is to just plainly state your answer. No ugly loaded language is needed nor useful. The weird off-coloured language looks horrible and is completely inappropriate.
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comment Guidelines / limits on code formatting in non-programming Stack Exchange communities
@Makoto: But each site doesn't get to rename them or the formatting that results from them from "code" to something that makes sense for that site.
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comment Better font for rendering IPA (esp. diacritics)
I've investigated text rendering in the past and there are many variables. The font. The font format. The featureset the font format has. The ability of the font creator to make best use of that featureset. Whether the font editor they use can make use of the full featureset. The Operating system and its "rendering engine". Rendering engines are things such as Uniscribe on Windows, Pango on *nix, Graphite, HarfBuzz, ATSUI, WorldScript, etc. Some browsers may even provide some extra layer. I know Firefox on some OSes used to have something like its own rendering engine. Very complicated ...
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comment Better font for rendering IPA (esp. diacritics)
@drammock: But are you a true professional linguist? And are you a Scotsman? (-;
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comment Better font for rendering IPA (esp. diacritics)
@curiousdannii: I like using a typewriter font for IPA because some letters/numbers/symbols can end up looking alike in a proportional font. Your arguments about not using code blocks should really be in the form of filing a bug report on Stack Exchange Meta to remove that formatting option from every Stack Exchange site except the few dealing with computer code. Otherwise it seems apt for each site to find some kind of analogous use for it.
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revised What would be an example of a currently possible overland route from Europe to Israel?
missing letter "a the moment"
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awarded Yearling
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awarded Yearling
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comment What does it mean to be in the fast lane in California?
The first paragraph on that Wikipedia article is extremely hard to parse for me.
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comment Can I roller skate on the street in France?
No city in Australia would ever grant any such thing to lowly skaters. I recall there were two events in Paris at the time, one in the daytime and one at night. I think the daytime one was for people of all levels and the night one was hardcore. I went on the daytime one in winter. I don't know if they were organized by the same people.
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comment How do I go from Vientiane to Chiang Mai?
There's travel agents selling all kinds of bus tickets here in Vientiane and also many if not most hostels, guesthouses, and hotels also sell bus tickets.
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revised Uzbek citizen with Kazakh residence permit entering USA
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comment Can I roller skate on the street in France?
This surprises me. I used to travel everywhere with my rollerblades and found France about the most skate-friendly place I'd been. Even in Paris there was a massive organized skating event right through the heart of the city twice per week I think. There would be police on skates to make sure drivers let the skaters through (presumably also there in case some skaters misbehaved) and I believe an ambulance was also trailing the pack. This was about fifteen years ago and regularly had thousands of participants. In Australia I've been hassled by the police for skating in every city except Sydney!
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revised Can I roller skate on the street in France?
copyedit english usage
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revised What are the new regulations 3 months valid passports...for traveling through Berlin, Germany with dual citizenship US and Bulgarian?
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