|Re: And also... (was: It says that...)|
Message #10 Posted by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil) on 27 Mar 2003, 6:39 a.m.,
in response to message #9 by Scuba Diver
That's right. I have an HP17BII with a Spanish HP17B Owner's Manual (Manual del Proprietário, 1st. Ed., November 1987, printed in Germany) and an additional HP17BII "How to use RPN" (Cómo Usar la NPI, January 1990, 1st eddition). The calculator's serial # is ID042XXXX. When I bought the calcualtor last year, all was fresh new, sealled in a blister, manuals shrik-wrapped and with a strong smell of ink solvent (some pages even firmly closed to each other, fresh new, never before touched).
I cannot tell you anything about English versions.
Something that bothers me is that all HP financial calculators use (surely, of course) english inscriptions for financial terms, wherever they are sold. The menu-based multilingual ones (HP17B/BII, HP19B/BII) have their manuals for local languages written with translated terms. I sometimes feel confused when reading the HP19BII Portuguese version Owner's Manual because I got used to identify financial entities by their English "shorten" terms and they were all translated to Portuguese. When I get the HP17BII Spanish version things ar a bit worse, because Spanish is almost completely readable if you are a native Portuguese speaker, but some specific terms are not easily understood and may even give you a false idea.
Well, this is not the subject but illustrates one fact. Hope this clears your doubts, Scuba.
Luiz C. Vieira - Brazil