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07:58 Dec 20, 2005
English to Chinese translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - IT (Information Technology) / document format
English term or phrase:Yet it happens
In the long term, all formats disappear. WordStar was once what everyone used as their word processor; now, no one even has a filter to read the format. Luckily, WordStar format is similar to ASCII and is thus mostly recoverable. Today, I can’t read some important PowerPoint 4 files in today’s PowerPoint - unacceptable to me, and governments think in terms of decades and centuries. Yet it happens, because there’s still no specification for the (now obsolete) Microsoft Office format. If there’s no spec, there’s no standard.