I searched and didn't find this topic, and perhaps this isn't the right location on the board. Sorry if... anyway, my questions:
OO 2.2 on XP SP2. Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.2\program\resource contains a file, tfu680en-US.res, which is headlined, "StarWars Galaxy (c)96 by Updaters ... a good choice!" (in German). What isn't in non-readable characters is all in German, but clearly is about game-playing, e. g. "Effectively battle huge jelly stars!" "The Natural Fighter kills gladly!" "Your fighter has been killed!" "remaining weapons in base camp" "You are indeed an obliterated machine!" "You have cracked the high score!" etc.
So, what purpose does this file serve, other than taking up disk space, and what review process allowed it into an office suite?
Also, in OO2\share\xslt\common, there is a file, measure_conversion.xsl, which contains the following, quoted verbatim
I don't know whether this was inserted by Sun Micro in Palo Alto, California, USA, or by our good German friends who put in the Star Wars game mentioned above (and whom we helped rescue from their mad dictator, and whose wall we helped to be torn down, and whose country we helped re-unify). I do know that it's already embarrassing enough to be a citizen of what is one of the, if not the, most technologically-advanced countries on the planet, but whose fellow non-scientific, non-mathematic countrymen are too lazy and self-centered to get in line with science and with the rest of the world, and to quit using what is indeed a medieval system. But was it necessary to rub our faces in it, or do they think no one ever reads their code files? Most of all, *why was it included*? WAY off-topic to the program. And where were the reviewers?MEASURE LIST:
* 1 milimeter (mm), the basic measure
* 1 centimeter (cm) = 10 mm
* 1 inch (in) = 25.4 mm
While the English have already seen the light (read: the metric system), the US
remains loyal to this medieval system.
Thanks for any answers, or for re-directing to the proper venue. As the username says, I like Open Office, but... these were weird. Now I wonder how many other surprises I'll find.