New here and a few non-technical questions

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New here and a few non-technical questions

Post by Cybermonkey342 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:56 pm

Hi Community,

I recently found LÖVE and I am really impressed how powerful it is. Although I've never coded anything in Lua, it seems quite easy to learn for the average BASIC/Pascal programmer. Best thing is, it works with 64 bit machines, too. :)
1. There is an (R) in the official logo. Is LÖVE really a registered trademark?
2. And most important: how to pronounce LÖVE? Like the German word "Löwe" (which means Lion) or like the English word "Love"?
So, my first non-technical questions. Now I'll dive into Lua and maybe soon there will be more questions ... ;)
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Re: New here and a few non-technical questions

Post by mike » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:51 pm

1. No*
2. Love**


* It's just a joke..
** In norwegian, we also say "løve" (lion) and the ø is interchangeable with ö (which is the Swedish equivalent), so we usually pronounce it "love", but it sounds like "løve"... it's kind of hard to describe.
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Re: New here and a few non-technical questions

Post by Neptar » Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:06 am

Well I watched one of your vids mike. And I seem to remember you saying something like "Hi I'm Mike, one of the guys behind Löve" But you pronounced it like and englishman would pronounce "love" if I remember rightly. I just assumed the umlaut was there to spice it up.

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Re: New here and a few non-technical questions

Post by mike » Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:17 am

Neptar wrote:...to spice it up.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavy_metal_umlaut :brows:
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Re: New here and a few non-technical questions

Post by Cybermonkey342 » Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:41 am

Haha, okay, I see. Thanks for your answers.
Seems there are a lot of heavy metal fans here ...?
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Re: New here and a few non-technical questions

Post by Skofo » Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:45 am

Fuck year. Don't be fooled by the cuteness. We're industrial heavy metal. ^^

The fact that the ® is fake is interesting, though. I didn't know that. :shock: What does a registered trademark even mean, anyway?
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Re: New here and a few non-technical questions

Post by mike » Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:14 pm

I... don't know...
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Re: New here and a few non-technical questions

Post by Sardtok » Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:52 pm

It's similar to patent registration, except you register a trademark.
Not sure which countries have trademark registration, but I know at least there's a central office of trademark registration in the US.
The reason to register a trademark is basically to date it to make sure that no one can claim to have rights to use the name at a later date.
Ordinarily trademark registration is not needed, but there's added safety in registration.
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Re: New here and a few non-technical questions

Post by bartbes » Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:48 pm

You can (legally) use TM as that means it isn't registered yet. But well, changing the logo... too much of a hassle.

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