[OS X TeX] Overfull

Axel E. Retif axretif at att.net.mx
Thu Sep 5 04:49:30 EDT 2002

On Wednesday, September 4, 2002, at 07:46  AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> I'm not sure it's only about special characters: the first two 
> alphabetic keys on an English keyboard are Q and W, for example, and A 
> and Z on a French keyboard. Put an A in your password, like I did, and 
> you're stuck. (That's what Apple people told me, at least.)

Pardon my ignorance. I wasn't aware of that. Spanish and Spanish ISO 
keyboards have all the characters English use, as well as the numbers, 
in the same place that English keyboard. Only special characters (and, 
of course, Spanish characters) have different keys.


> Yes, you can. My first experience at word processing was on a DEC Vax, 
> using some software called WPS and All in One in later incarnations. 
> The software expected an English (QWERTY) keyboard, mine was French 
> (AZERTY). Good memory practice! But then I bought the first Mac I owned 
> (a beloved SE/30). Not to mention the Macs I had borrowed from friends 
> before (two floppy disk drives, no hard drive).

I too started with the Mac SE, with no hard drive --in one 720K floppy I 
had the System, in the other Quark and chapters of the book (and 
sometimes the whole book) I was working on.

And now here I am --more than 15 years latter--, In Search of Lost Time: 
trying to learn (La)TeX.

In Mr. Wierda's reply to your installation problems I post some news on 
defective installation CDs.


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