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Re: Re: Re: REF: checklist

  • Subject: Re: Re: Re: REF: checklist
  • From: "loic tasquier" <tasquierloic@cs.com>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 07:06:05 +0100

Bravo John!
This is a good display of man superiority /versus machine !
You've made my day!
It so often seems we have to make so many compromises in order to survive in this technological world, small ones most of the time, but they seem to add up regularly, and one wonders where the limit is.
By fixing the problem you've set a limit: we still can have our say, and the machine HAS TO obey!
Thanks a lot,
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 1:21 AM
Subject: Re: {Disarmed} Re: [iris-photos] Re: REF: checklist

Well, all I can tell you is this.

A: Your name is fixed, at least it appears so at this end. I edited the character on line.

B: Prior to the last upload (Feb) we were having problems with the fonts and foreign character sets. I get the text from the Registrar's database in a tabbed text file. (actually several different files). In order to conform to the rules for the irisregister database, I have to separate out some of the entries and add information for others.  (e.g., Prior year registrations, reserved names). I used to use Word and Excel to manipulate the information, but we discovered that using any Microsoft software mangled all the special (accented) foreign characters. As long as I stay away from MS applications most problems are not problems any longer.

C: However I am finding that some characters are still a problem either coming out of the database or in the upload process.

Please let me know of problems that you see. We are trying to make things better, but it is not always a straight forward solution.


On Mar 23, 2008, at 3:52 AM, loic tasquier wrote:

I'd be pleased If they could also correct the spelling of my name in my first intro:
Lo•c Tasquier
2007 Introduction
With the checklist system, Loïc has become Lo•c
If it can't come up with  ï , it could at least put  i , not 
if I can't be called Loïc any more, (and i can't think of any reason why  )..., I'd rather be called Loic than Lo•c  ...
Ps: just have a look how this message turns out when sent on iris-talk... I'm sure it will become unreadable... must be the same kind of machine that is used for the checklist.
if only  my name were the only one, but many names are butchered by this inadapted technology.

----- Original Message -----
From: Linda Mann
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2001 5:10 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: REF: checklist

Sounds like access to the online checklist is working, but yes, 'they' 
are working on the checklist. Mike Lowe (registrar), Keith Keppel and 
Phil Edinger are currently cleaning up inconsistencies and typos in 
cultivar names (main entries vs pedigree spellings).

Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
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