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by tdominus
Wed Dec 28, 2005 1:11 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Font
Replies: 19
Views: 5128

Code: Select all

line-height: 1em;
by tdominus
Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:57 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Font
Replies: 19
Views: 5128

resizable fonts

Jeff/Paul:
Font sizes should be specified in ems, not pts or pixels. 1em being normal size, 0.5em being half-sized, and so on.

eg.

Code: Select all

font-size: 0.9em;
This way the browser will be able to resize them as normal.
by tdominus
Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:21 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Das Inverse Law strikes again
Replies: 27
Views: 4889

episcope, I think it be the integral of t.
by tdominus
Wed Feb 23, 2005 12:38 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Very amusing site
Replies: 13
Views: 2447

Is there not some evidence that war stories like the Illiad are part of a larger indo-european tradition of uncertain geographic origin?
by tdominus
Mon Jan 24, 2005 5:27 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Spanish-Kit..it's here (almost)
Replies: 33
Views: 6999

Excellent work. I can't wait 'til the reader texts are available. I hope there will be vocabulary and grammar automatic mailing lists too. (I could help with this)

Do you plan to have material to attract native speakers of Spanish?
by tdominus
Fri Jan 21, 2005 7:32 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Does Anyone Know the Acoustic Guitar?
Replies: 29
Views: 6171

Hello, my name is Rafael Compte. I'm 24 years old. I'm a classical guitar player. I'm still studying though, I'm still in the conservatory. It really surprises me what you say. Guitar strings are not that painful. You can feel pain of course if you play for hours and hours (as sometimes I do have t...
by tdominus
Wed Jan 12, 2005 8:13 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Language chat rooms
Replies: 20
Views: 12404

FiliusLunae, what languages have you learnt with assistance from chat rooms? Just curious :)
by tdominus
Thu Dec 23, 2004 8:09 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: My high school's language department is SAD. (long rant)
Replies: 29
Views: 6266

What do you think would be a better alternative to classroom teaching? I think that, in general, teenagers will never study unless they are made to (either actively, via threat of punishment or promise of reward; or passively, via competition for university places). Classroom teaching at least has ...
by tdominus
Wed Dec 22, 2004 9:58 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: My high school's language department is SAD. (long rant)
Replies: 29
Views: 6266

What all this stems from is, of course, American society. I feel you are being very optimistic if you think that the process of sinking intellectual standards is only occuring in the US. :) Amy, it amused me greatly that you called it an instance of the stockholm syndrome. You could be right! Ultim...
by tdominus
Mon Dec 13, 2004 1:45 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Image processing question
Replies: 8
Views: 2033

Jeff, have you tried OCR on the texts?
by tdominus
Wed Nov 24, 2004 4:15 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Anybody understand Italian?
Replies: 7
Views: 1967

"...è facile tornare con le tante stanche pecore bianche, scusate, non mi lego a questa schiera morro' pecora nera!" literally, as the others have said, "it is easy to return to the tired white sheep, excuse me, I do not tie myself to this rank [;] i will die a black sheep." ie, It's easy to return ...
by tdominus
Mon Nov 15, 2004 1:51 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Pieces of me
Replies: 21
Views: 7375

For the curious, this is what today's biggest bodybuilder looks like

http://www.ronniecoleman.com/images/bra ... 21_IMG.jpg

http://www.ronniecoleman.com//images/br ... 31_IMG.jpg


I think our young bishop has inspired some jealousy :wink:
by tdominus
Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:45 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Pieces of me
Replies: 21
Views: 7375

Shaving makes the muscles look bigger, as does using wax. (Being tanned also has this effect. The darker the tan, the bigger the muscles appear).
by tdominus
Sun Nov 14, 2004 12:10 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Pieces of me
Replies: 21
Views: 7375

Good work. Have you just finished a diet? You have a very low body fat % which means good genetics for body building which you have mentioned in your profile. Time for you to bulk up for a good 6 months now :p
by tdominus
Fri Nov 12, 2004 3:19 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: I need another translation...benissimus? hehe
Replies: 15
Views: 3170

So she said si facio? :)
by tdominus
Thu Nov 11, 2004 8:40 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What's going on in America?
Replies: 38
Views: 9251

Maybe we could do a poll. Which of these two options is true: * America is responsible for everything wrong with the world and does not have any right to interfere with other countries no matter how interconnected they are. * America has never done anything wrong or damaging to the world. Everyone w...
by tdominus
Sat Nov 06, 2004 12:55 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: One thing that really bugs me...
Replies: 41
Views: 17424

In this case, copyright law is clear: you don't get a new copyright on a work just by scanning it. So you're presumably positing another ethical principle besides obeying the law, namely respect for the effort people have put into creating something. Nope. The scanned, formatted, edited, work is co...
by tdominus
Fri Nov 05, 2004 12:57 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: One thing that really bugs me...
Replies: 41
Views: 17424

Jeff, I feel that you need to be much more explicit on the download pages about what usage is allowed. Of course, by default the copyright is yours, but in my experience very few average joes understand the complexities of copyright law. You do mention that "All Greek & Latin grammars and language l...
by tdominus
Wed Nov 03, 2004 2:19 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: qn about voter turnout in US
Replies: 24
Views: 3869

As an Australian I find it interesting that people believe the US elections will have more educated voters through not being mandatory. That's not exactly what I said. I said that compulsory voting decreases the awareness of the average voter, not that every county with voluntary voting will necess...
by tdominus
Wed Nov 03, 2004 4:38 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: qn about voter turnout in US
Replies: 24
Views: 3869

As an Australian I find it interesting that people believe the US elections will have more educated voters through not being mandatory.
by tdominus
Sat Oct 23, 2004 5:18 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Windows interface for William Whitaker's WORDS
Replies: 11
Views: 3564

Nice work. It'd be nice if you could parse the output of words, and fill in its abbrevations. Eg, instead of 1 1, it could say 1st decl. (I believe the second digit is for internal purposes.) And even better would be a button to view all forms of a given word. I think this would require parsing of t...
by tdominus
Sat Oct 23, 2004 5:15 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Windows interface for William Whitaker's WORDS
Replies: 11
Views: 3564

What are the misspellings in Words?
Any can be fixed up by editing dictfile.gen (or the other .gen files) in a text editor.
by tdominus
Fri Oct 22, 2004 9:23 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: They're Nuts!
Replies: 14
Views: 2570

Another thing that google has is information about searches and thereby market preferences that would be worth billions itself. Eg, Does a rise in certain searches from certain locations correlate with share price increases in a certain company? and so on.. they've got so much info, and a certain de...
by tdominus
Thu Oct 21, 2004 4:50 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: commendation for textkit tutorials
Replies: 10
Views: 1974

Yes, textkit deserves much praise, both for the quality of the content, and also for providing an infrastructure to present and promote it.
by tdominus
Mon Oct 18, 2004 4:08 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: PLEASE, AMERICA, CHOOSE A PRESIDENT...
Replies: 73
Views: 16364

I'm just curious: Why is it that leftist students have such hatred towards Christianity?

I don't think it is about "forcing beliefs" because they do exactly the same thing, albeit with a more adolescent tone.
by tdominus
Sun Oct 17, 2004 2:30 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Other Good Language Forums
Replies: 18
Views: 3530

I don't know any such forums, but why not immerse yourself amongst forums full of native speakers on a subject you enjoy? That can be quite challenging! I tried it for a very brief period on a computer forum in French. I think part of the problem for me was computer terminology. Yeah, I'd expect th...
by tdominus
Sat Oct 16, 2004 4:59 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Other Good Language Forums
Replies: 18
Views: 3530

I don't know any such forums, but why not immerse yourself amongst forums full of native speakers on a subject you enjoy?
by tdominus
Thu Oct 14, 2004 3:06 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Who Killed Homer
Replies: 18
Views: 4194

I agree with Emma that speaking Ancient Greek, especially, is an absurd undertaking. Will you speak Lesbian? or Attic? or Ionic? How 'bout Epic, and entirely artificial language that, in effect, no one ever spoke? Homer and the other bards spoke it, and quite enthusiastically and dramatically at th...
by tdominus
Mon Oct 11, 2004 7:58 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Who Killed Homer
Replies: 18
Views: 4194

chad, interesting post. Do you feel that the modern idea of teaching "reading greek" (or latin) , without requiring any translations from English into Greek, may also act in detriment to students becoming fluent in the language? Grading students, not in terms of the gradus ad parnassum , steps towar...
by tdominus
Mon Oct 11, 2004 4:28 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Who Killed Homer
Replies: 18
Views: 4194

PeterD, I agree that what we are witnessing is not the fault of particular academics but rather of a general decay throughout society. One may think of Hesiod's concept of the ages. (reflecting a greater Indo-European tradition, found also in, for example, Hinduism,which says we are now in the Kali-...
by tdominus
Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:28 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Homer: Movie to Books?
Replies: 11
Views: 2360

I made two attempts to watch Troy, but simply couldn't endure it. :) As Catullus says, "quis hoc potest videre, quis potest pati? nisi impudicus et vorax et aleo". ;)
by tdominus
Fri Oct 08, 2004 7:38 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Homer: Movie to Books?
Replies: 11
Views: 2360

What is Alexander? Who is making it? If it is the same people as involved with troy, I hope they find themselves someone able to write dialogue.
by tdominus
Fri Sep 17, 2004 2:23 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Grammar mailings?
Replies: 0
Views: 700

Grammar mailings?

I find the vocabulary mailings helpful and very useful. Is there any chance of a similar system but for grammar? Ideally it would be progressive and could be extracted from one of the many such works here.
Why not a "Daily D'ooge"?
by tdominus
Wed Jul 14, 2004 7:22 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Homeric Question
Replies: 23
Views: 7316

The Greeks themselves considered homer to be one person, often referring to him simply as "the poet."
by tdominus
Tue Jul 13, 2004 10:14 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: real text, not pdf
Replies: 8
Views: 3592

Actually, http://www.textkit.com/terms_of_use.php seems to specify each of these things. I should have searched more before asking.
by tdominus
Mon Jul 12, 2004 5:17 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: real text, not pdf
Replies: 8
Views: 3592

Jeff, exactly. Now, as I'm sure you're aware, you own the copyright to the converted files. It'd be nice to see some official policy on exactly how they can be used. At the moment it's not clear what you allow to be done with the works. Sure, they can be downloaded and studied privately... but can t...
by tdominus
Mon Jul 12, 2004 11:23 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: real text, not pdf
Replies: 8
Views: 3592

If you make a transcription ("derivative work") of a public domain copy of the work, then you can do whatever you like with it, including selling it for profit. In the case of the site's great .pdf files, there are two copyrights to consider: firstly, the copyright held by the original author/publis...
by tdominus
Mon May 31, 2004 2:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Beta Testers Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 1078

Paul,

Maybe you'll get more responses by discussing the following:
* what does it do exactly?
* what's in it for the end user? how does it benefit them?
* how does it help with translation?
by tdominus
Thu May 27, 2004 10:15 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Jeff's summer wishlist
Replies: 29
Views: 7008

modern digital standards A TeX system, maybe? Along those lines, yeah. Though I find the default TeX fonts to be hideously ugly for non-mathematical stuff! I don't understand why people say Knuth's fonts are beautiful. I ws thinking about Adobe InDesign with commercial quality fonts etc. The advant...
by tdominus
Mon May 24, 2004 3:23 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Jeff's summer wishlist
Replies: 29
Views: 7008

Jeff, one more question: do you require that books be presented in their original form(ie just photocopied as-is)? Would it be acceptable for someone to create a derivative work from the public domain source, and have the derivative work placed on textkit? for example an OCR'd and typesetted version...