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The Liturgy of the Hours, the Mass, and other things.

Archive for February, 2007

Japanese-language iPaq

Posted by universalis on 20 February 2007

A user in Japan reported that random Japanese characters were appearing in the Gospel display when she was using the stand-alone Universalis on her Japanese-language iPaq.

This was because of a difference in the way that Microsoft’s operating system (Windows Mobile 5.0) works on international and Japanese-language palmtops. The stand-alone (downloadable) version of Universalis has been altered to work round this problem, and the version now available for download from the Universalis site will work identically on Windows Mobile computers anywhere in the world.

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The Calendar at Christmas – II

Posted by universalis on 1 February 2007

There are two unbreakable rules that guide the layout of the liturgy in Advent:

  1. Sundays are more important than anything else.
  2. The days from 17 December onwards are more important than anything else.

What happens when 17 December falls on a Sunday? This posting is about what happens when the two unbreakable rules collide, as they did in 2006.

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Posted in Liturgy, The Universalis site, Translating | 5 Comments »