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CONLANG  May 2004, Week 1

CONLANG May 2004, Week 1

Subject:

Re: CHAT: The EU expands

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Frank George Valoczy <[log in to unmask]>

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Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Sun, 2 May 2004 10:14:01 -0700

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> Danny Wier wrote:
>> (I live in the USA; we're still trying to get used to TWO languages
>> here.)
>
> Surely you mean three:  the NAFTA regulations require that any product
> that is to be exported from one country to another be marked in that
> other country's language.  This has resulted in many manufacturers
> printing names of products and various instructions in all of English,
> French and Spanish (with the latter two usually smaller, given the
> much larger number of English speakers in North America).
>

In my experience all three are of equal size, given Canadian law specifies
that both the French and the English labelling be of equal size and
prominence. Given that, I can't see them making *just* Spanish smaller...

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