TMG-L ArchivesArchiver > TMG > 2001-05 > 0989759368
From: Terry Reigel <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Say . . .
Date: Sun, 13 May 2001 09:09:28 -0400
References: <email@example.com> <005401c0d81e$6b77b680$36bd1c26@casper> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"Darrell A. Martin" wrote:
> At 06:02 PM 5/12/01 -0400, Terry Reigel wrote:
> >Cheri Casper wrote:
> > > Unless I want to use *about* . . . I cannot do that! <vbg>
> >Sure you can - you just have to be serious about it. See the article on
> >Alternate Languages on my website - http://reigelridge.com/tmg
> >Terry Reigel
> Hi, Terry:
> From what I can see (and my testing is limited) the "Alternate Language"
> approach does not affect data entry, only reports.
Not so - it does affect the sentence templates for all tags.
> Its second limitation is
> that if a date prefix is defined in TMG as one to be changed to something
> else, then no matter what one does in an alternate language the change
> during data entry will still be made.
I believe that is correct - the change is made in reports but not on screen.
> Also, if I want to use *both*
> "est." and "say" I can't, because during data entry "est." is not accepted
> as an irregular date prefix, but instead is automatically changed to "say".
In another exchange someone pointed out that if you want an irregular date that
you can't otherwise enter because of an automatic "correction" you can enter a
non-breaking space instead of a regular one and the "correction" will not be
made. I haven't tested it, but it makes sense.