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Old October 19th, 2013, 08:53 PM   #1301
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Why do you think that Latin script is easier than Cyrillic?
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Old October 19th, 2013, 09:19 PM   #1302
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Cyrillic script has fewer letters with rounded forms, which are less easy to identify at high speed. However, the problem is less than some other scripts.

Chinese script is much shorter than Latin script, but the downside is the huge amount of varieties and the relatively dense characters, making it harder to identify individual characters. Similar problems occur with Georgian, Hebrew, Arabic and Thai (and numerous others).
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Old October 19th, 2013, 11:12 PM   #1303
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I think it's more a case of what you're used to. I'm unable to read any other script than our own.
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Old October 19th, 2013, 11:35 PM   #1304
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That plays a role of course, but Chinese script in particular is much more complex than Latin script, and thus less easy to identify on the fly. Characters are dense and vary a lot. Not to mention most alphabets with the Latin script do not have over 35 characters you need to identify. The Chinese script has thousands of characters. There are about 2,500 common characters, but some dictionaries have tens of thousands to even over 100,000 characters.
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Old October 19th, 2013, 11:47 PM   #1305
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That plays a role of course, but Chinese script in particular is much more complex than Latin script, and thus less easy to identify on the fly. Characters are dense and vary a lot. Not to mention most alphabets with the Latin script do not have over 35 characters you need to identify. The Chinese script has thousands of characters. There are about 2,500 common characters, but some dictionaries have tens of thousands to even over 100,000 characters.
Even transliteration is something imposible to me. Chan-thun-thin looks same to me as well as Thun-thin-chan

But Greek and cyrilic alphabet is very easy to learn - it is matter of one evening. Furthermore, If we talking about traffic signs, when I read the cyrilic, I often read first three or four characters and guess the rest in my mind.

Eg. if I see Beog I automatically convert it to Beograd, if I see Thes I automatically see Thessaloniki.

This is something impossible in case of other scripts.


Personally, much difficult to read are some traffic signs in some languages linking of words is typical for (German, Hungarian). It is definitely not fun to read Százhalombatta, Mezőkovácsháza, Fertőszentmiklós,Mezőkeresztes, Medgyesegyháza or Kiskunfélegyháza on fly :-)
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Old October 19th, 2013, 11:49 PM   #1306
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I think it's more a case of what you're used to. I'm unable to read any other script than our own.
I can read Cyrillic and Greek as well, but significantly slower than our Latin script. However I think that people that learned these scripts as a child and use it every day, can read it as fast as I can read Latin script.
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Old October 20th, 2013, 03:34 AM   #1307
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I saw this yesterday in Monfalcone, Italy.


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/43373260
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Old October 20th, 2013, 09:48 AM   #1308
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Too much money?
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Old October 20th, 2013, 12:49 PM   #1309
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reminds me on that situation in Hungary at southern Balaton where the road is highly congested with "no bikes allowed" signs, cannot find the photo at the moment
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Old October 20th, 2013, 12:59 PM   #1310
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I saw this yesterday in Monfalcone, Italy.
Good to know this isn't only a Polish speciality
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Old October 20th, 2013, 01:30 PM   #1311
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They did something stupid in my hometown, Timisoara, too. They corrected it later after the press made a fool of them



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Old October 20th, 2013, 01:46 PM   #1312
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LOL

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The IRONY


And coincidence on licence plate


From 1996 to 2009, some vehicles with special permissions were marked by licence plates with X standing after the district code. SE = Senica.
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Old October 20th, 2013, 03:43 PM   #1313
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Oh, when we already got to the cycle lanes topic then one "genius" example from Tallinn:

"Umm, how'bout we make some new cycle lanes?"
"Yeah, i'll take my crayons and map"
And this is the result
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 11:41 PM   #1315
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 11:58 PM   #1316
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Watch out for Ford T- Models or what?
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 12:27 AM   #1317
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You have made my day

I would not like to look childish, but I always wonder, from anatomical point of view, how precise is that sign made. Shot in Passau, D in 2005
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 04:47 PM   #1318
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reminds me on that situation in Hungary at southern Balaton where the road is highly congested with "no bikes allowed" signs, cannot find the photo at the moment


Lake Balaton and especially the southern beach shore during the summer season is extremely overcrowded with tourists! Huge number of bikers are doing the Balaton circle route!
The bikers have a specially built route, full circle around the lake is made in order to offer an alternative path to the main road! I think the main roads in several cases are off limits for bikers, basicly to prevent lethal accidents!
Less bikers in the traffic,less problems!
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 05:48 PM   #1319
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Too much money?
Or absolutely no brain
i would like to know what the workers were thinking during the works on this or the responsable guy who was drawing that a gave the order to realy execute this crap
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This is exactly why I love Italy so much. You think you have seen it all, but then you go to Italy and you will be awed -- mostly in very positive ways, but sometimes not...
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