From: Baltissen, GJPAA (Ruud) (ruud.baltissen_at_abp.nl)
Date: 2005-07-26 15:18:09
Hallo allemaal, Last two weeks I was on 'vacation' at home. Although Per changed my email address temporary, I just found out that non of the replies I sent from home arrived at CBM-hackers. So.... Japanese ROMs: I burned two 2764's and it seems my C64 now is able to produce Japanese characters. Remark: I first used a 2532 for the CHARROM but the 350 ns. probably is too slow as some pixels on the left side of the characters kept on flickering a bit. Pressing the C=/shift combination only made it worse. Remark on this action: the characters remained uppercase, is this suppose to happen? 'vet cool': This is indeed used in Dutch but only the last years AFAIK. When my two sons (8 and 10) started to use it, it cought my attention. In this case I forbid them to use this particular combination for nothing more then that I disliked this combination. IMHO it is a complete rape of the the word 'vet' (= fat/fett). And there exist two nice Dutch words that say about the same: 'maf' and 'gaaf' where 'maf' can be translated like 'weird'. 'gaaf' originally means whole, perfect or undamaged but it got a second meaning during the 50's now also means 'cool'. But from the 70's on the Dutch started import foreign words, mostly strong language. Having been a naval officer and therefor having met quite some English and American colleagues, I know that the word 'shit' is quite rude (more in the UK then in the USA IMHO). But in the Netherlands this word is used just as strong language to express your feeling at that moment. Using 'shit' will only notify other people that something has gone wrong but, strangely enough, using the Dutch translation will classify you as an uncultivated guy. The trick for us Dutch is not to use that word when being abroad, particulary when being in England (I really had some explaning to do). -- ___ / __|__ / / |_/ Groetjes, Ruud \ \__|_\ \___| URL: Ruud.C64.org =====DISCLAIMER================================================================= De informatie in dit e-mailbericht is vertrouwelijk en uitsluitend bestemd voor de geadresseerde. Wanneer u dit bericht per abuis ontvangt, verzoeken wij u contact op te nemen met de afzender per kerende e-mail. Verder verzoeken wij u in dat geval dit e-mailbericht te vernietigen en de inhoud ervan aan niemand openbaar te maken. Wij aanvaarden geen aansprakelijkheid voor onjuiste, onvolledige dan wel ontijdige overbrenging van de inhoud van een verzonden e-mailbericht, noch voor daarbij overgebrachte virussen. The information contained in this e-mail is confidential and may be privileged. It may be read, copied and used only by the intended recipient. If you have received it in error, please contact the sender immediately by return e-mail; please delete in this case the e-mail and do not disclose its contents to any person. We don't accept liability for any errors, omissions, delays of receipt or viruses in the contents of this message which arise as a result of e-mail transmission. Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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