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I’m Tom Christiansen, author of Programming Perl and Perl Cookbook from O’Reilly. I’m a freelance instructor giving courses in Perl programming, including Unicode and regular expressions. I’ve been using BSD Unix for 30 years now; like your maid, I don’t do Windows.

I’ve undergraduate degrees in Spanish and in Computer Science, and a graduate degree in compsci focusing on operating systems design and in natural language processing. I’ve studied Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Latin, and German, with a smattering of other languages thrown in. For the last few years I’ve been dabbling in computational linguistics.


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revised Where should drop cap be suitable?
Added what was wrong with lorem ipsum example
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out out damned typo!
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added 145 characters in body
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deleted 1 character in body
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revised Where should drop cap be suitable?
added chi-rho versal from Kells; sorry, I couldn’t resist :)
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revised Where should drop cap be suitable?
forgot a point about transitions
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revised When should someone use ligatures?
Major restructuring, focus, and elaboration