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Old January 25th, 2016, 03:35 AM   #33401
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What I meant was, in the French-French or Belgian-French keyboard layouts, at least in Microsoft Word, if you type a Á or a Ť (for example) in a position where it ought to be capitalized (such as at the beginning of a sentence), it will automatically capitalize.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 05:56 AM   #33402
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I know MS Word, in French at least, change a (has) to ŗ (to) where it is necessary to make the sentence logical.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 12:56 PM   #33403
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Will » at least auto-correct? (Had to switch to Canadian French again to do that...)
In Word, possibly (I don't use it very often).
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Old January 25th, 2016, 01:15 PM   #33404
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That looks so dangerous...
The speed limit is only 40 or 50mph (don't remember which) and it's a rather short motorway, a couple of miles at most.

The Aston Expressway is the A38(M).

I don't have any trouble writing Portuguese or French accents in capitals or not on a Portuguese keyboard. I have a British keyboard but if I want to write in French or Portuguese I change the keyboard setting to Portuguese, as I know where all the accents are. A Welsh keyboard would be helpful though.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 02:24 PM   #33405
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Quite strange...

Here is mine :



All the Balkans are included (except Kosovo, which is damage... ) and even Turkey and Ukraine

The only countries crossed are Ireland (why?) and Russia (I understand better for this one... ) and also northern Chypre
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Old January 25th, 2016, 04:42 PM   #33406
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My insurance card has no crossed boxes at all:
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Old January 25th, 2016, 05:38 PM   #33407
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Old January 25th, 2016, 06:22 PM   #33408
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First time I've seen a British green card!

I have a white sheet of paper that states:

To whom it may concern etc.

A)Any member state of the European Union
B ) EFTA (it actually lists the countries) + micro states + Serbia.

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Old January 25th, 2016, 07:39 PM   #33409
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The lack of » is the worst aspect of the Italian keyboard. Many people replace it with E', but it isn't correct.
when i write italian, i always use e' and E' because i am not patient enough to change HR - I keyboards (after all, i saw Italians using that e' thing, it's not my invention ). of course, when i write some official document, i use proper letters. omitting capital » confused me - i thought that you use E' as official

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In Romanian we have şţă‚Ó ŞŢìő and they are all very easy to write using Romanian keyboard. I don't really use them though in casual writing, native speakers understand everything without those accents. Also I almost always use the English keyboard, I also bought one for work, had to buy it from Romania, since you almost can't find any in Germany, and those you find are way to expensive. If I need Romanian or German special characters I just switch and I know where to find them on the English layout...
i've noticed that Romanian language is the one that is probably the most often written with english alphabet on the internet
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Old January 25th, 2016, 07:56 PM   #33410
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E and Ť have two different meanings:
e = and
Ť = is

With iPhone it does autocorrect sometimes, but it's terribly annoying: it changes the meaning from "A and B" to "A is B" however, keyboards on phones have easy access to capitalised ».

On the computer, the only way to type » is to copy and paste, or use some weird combination like Alt + 12345 or something like that
Word automatically capitalizes letters after a full stop, so Ť turns automatically into ».
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Old January 25th, 2016, 08:24 PM   #33411
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I don't have a Green card, because it's not needed for travelling to EU countries. We do need it for Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia, but they aren't on my way. And yes, here you don't get it automatically from your insurance company. We have to pay additionally and it expires when your insurance expires (less than a year)...
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Old January 25th, 2016, 08:29 PM   #33412
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Word automatically capitalizes letters after a full stop, so Ť turns automatically into ».
LibreOffice does it even if you don't want it, as after eg.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 08:41 PM   #33413
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A truck carrying oranges from Murcia, Spain to Riga, Latvia was found last Sunday morning in a forest track near Ezcaray, La Rioja. The weirdest thing is that the place where the truck was found is located 350 km / 217 mi far from the fastest road route between Murcia and Riga (Spanish AP-7 or N-340).

Probably the Ukrainian truck driver got lost because of the extremely confusing Spanish signage and when he tried to use the GPS system, things got even worse
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Two months later, it has happened again!

Same company, same truck, but this time it's been a Russian (not Ukrainian) driver carrying oranges to Sweden (not Latvia):


https://translate.google.es/translat...-text=&act=url
Mystery solved!

This time a group of villagers stopped the truck driver in the village of Ezcaray before he got into the forest track. They saw a white truck with a Russian (?) license plate so they decided to make him stop before things got worse. I can't but laugh trying to imagine the situation: A Russian truck driver in the middle of a mountain village in Spain trying to understand why those people are telling him to stop.

It seems that the transport company reached an agreement with a petrol company in order that they could refuel at a lower price. One of those petrol stations is located in a place called Turza in Poland, but the company GPS devices mistook that place for this other Turza in La Rioja, Spain.




Source: https://translate.google.es/translat...url&authuser=0
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Old January 25th, 2016, 10:24 PM   #33414
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It seems that the transport company reached an agreement with a petrol company in order that they could refuel at a lower price. One of those petrol stations is located in a place called Turza in Poland, but the company GPS devices mistook that place for Turza in La Rioja, Spain[/URL].
Owning a GPS device and unwillingness to use common sense is rather a dangerous combination.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 10:24 PM   #33415
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WTF, I wasn't expecting such stoy!!

Those truckers are really stupid, how can you confound Poland with Spain...
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Old January 25th, 2016, 10:33 PM   #33416
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WTF, I wasn't expecting such stoy!!

Those truckers are really stupid, how can you confound Poland with Spain...
The transport company had uploaded the list of gas stations to use in the navigator? And the poor driver just navigates to the nearest station.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 10:39 PM   #33417
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My insurance card has no crossed boxes at all:
Nice! I've got one of my cars insured in Poland and the insurer issued green card automatically, with no crossed boxes, as well. But, because it is "youngtimer", I do not drive her much. Actually, have not visited foreign countries since 2008 with her.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 10:43 PM   #33418
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First time I've seen a British green card!

I have a white sheet of paper that states:

To whom it may concern etc.

A)Any member state of the European Union
B ) EFTA (it actually lists the countries) + micro states + Serbia.
So have I. As far as I am aware, Axa is an only agent in the UK, which bothers in issuing green cards.
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Old January 26th, 2016, 04:17 PM   #33419
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Mystery solved!

This time a group of villagers stopped the truck driver in the village of Ezcaray before he got into the forest track. They saw a white truck with a Russian (?) license plate so they decided to make him stop before things got worse. I can't but laugh trying to imagine the situation: A Russian truck driver in the middle of a mountain village in Spain trying to understand why those people are telling him to stop.

It seems that the transport company reached an agreement with a petrol company in order that they could refuel at a lower price. One of those petrol stations is located in a place called Turza in Poland, but the company GPS devices mistook that place for this other Turza in La Rioja, Spain.
I was going to post that! Anyway, I believe the Polish location is Turza Slaska, not far from the Czech border.
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Old January 26th, 2016, 05:01 PM   #33420
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WTF, I wasn't expecting such stoy!!

Those truckers are really stupid, how can you confound Poland with Spain...
A Turkish truck driver had to deliver something in Gibraltar but ended up in Gibraltar.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.

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