Am 02.12.2010 03:01, schrieb Ben Finney:
"Stephen J. Turnbull" firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Furthermore, he provided good *objective* reason (excessive cost, to which I can also testify, in several different input methods for Japanese) why numbers simply would not be input that way.
What's left is copy/paste via the mouse.
For direct entry by an interactive user, yes. Why are some people in this discussion thinking only of direct entry by an interactive user?
Ultimately, somebody will have entered the data.
Input from an existing text file, as I said earlier.
Which *specific* existing text file? Have you actually *seen* such a text file?
Direct entry at the console is a red herring.
And we don't need powerhouses because power comes out of the socket.