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    Its all Greek to me
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2006 Jan 27, 15:17 +1100

    > From: YANNI
    > Actually "ortho" means vertical thus 90 degrees to the horizontal plane
    
    
    I know next to nothing about Greek, Yanni, and you have a fine Greek name,
    but 'ortho' meaning right seemed correct, as English has also borrowed the
    word 'orthodox', meaning the right way of thinking, in the sense of adhering
    to the accepted.
    
    My old friend Wikpedia says orthodoxy comes from the Greek ortho ('right',
    'correct') and doxa ('thought', 'teaching').
    http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/orthodox
    
    Entering 'ortho' into Babel Fish (online translation) gives ????, which
    looks the same. 'Orthodox' gives ?????????, while 'vertical' gives ???????'.
    
    'Orthogonal' is translated as ??????????, same suffix. What I am now
    wondering is whether Plain Text, or any alternative, will faithfully
    transmit the Greek letters. We're about to find out ..
    
    
    

       
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