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Subject: Re: The character "@" and gender studies...
From: Gunnar Swanson <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Discussion of Type and Typographic Design <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 25 Oct 2002 10:16:04 -0700

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I'll ask you pretty much the same question I asked Dick: Is your
problem with this specific form or with any attempt at lessening
apparent gender exclusion in language?


>On Fri, 25 Oct 2002 05:31:12 -0700, Ramiro Espinoza wrote:
>>In some latin countries the people involved in gender
>>studies are using the character "@" to mean "a/o".
>Very intersting!  There is a similar tendency in German.
>For instance, one would write "LeserInnen", which means
>"Leser und/oder Leserinnen" (= male and/or female readers).
>IMHO, this is ugly and ridiculous.  Unfortunately, it is
>more and more considered as an expression of "political
>best wishes

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