French vs. Franglais?

Subject: French vs. Franglais?
From: geoff-h -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 1997 11:59:39 -0500

Fabien Vais asked for suggestions on finding differences
between Canadian and French versions of French.

Fabien, here's a suggestion that will get you partway
there: purchase the appropriate spell-checker dictionary
(i.e., French Canadian vs. French) from your wordpro's
vendor. Because these dictionaries are small, they focus on
the most common words in the language, and this will let
you spot any words in your file that are uncommon in a
particular version of the language. What this approach
won't do is identify cliches and idiomatic phrases, but if
you're doing technical documentation, you should probably
be removing these anyway.

--Geoff Hart @8^{)} geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
Disclaimer: Speaking for myself, not FERIC.

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