[LMB] OT: can't skip to the end of an ebook?

alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca
Thu May 27 15:55:53 BST 2021


>> On May 26, 2021, at 1:44 PM, alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca wrote:
>> On a side note, all the chapters were numbered in Roman numerals. I'd heard that these weren't taught any more in schools - is there an assumption still that everyone will pick them up?

On Thu, 27 May 2021, WalterStuartBushell wrote:
> Yes, without Roman numerals people won’t understand the Superb Owl titles.
>
> Given the state of education in this country Roman Numerals are not a priority. 
>
> In addition if in an ebook the chaperter number are given in Roman numerals and you 
> can’t go forward or back except page by page what difference does the Chapter number make.

The paper version of the book presumably also has the Roman numeral 
chapter numbering.

I figured later that the Roman numerals also might be related to the fact 
that part of the action in the book occurs in the 18th century.

Alayne

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