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Thales' corruption involvement
No mention is made of the involvement of the Thales groups in the South African arms deal. Why not? This is surely relevant. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 01:15, 19 December 2008 (UTC)
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The article makes no mention of Thales' in-flight entertainment division. Perhaps it should be mentioned briefly. ANDROS1337 14:20, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
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I reverted his last edit which changed The Thales Group (Euronext: HO) is an French electronics company for The Thales Group (Euronext: HO) is an French electronics company .
Even though we could argue his previous edit history on this page clearly hints it is only a vandal who is trying to have fun here. Examples of his previous edits are renaming Thales to Thalas or signing the article. On the point proper the place the group is based, as well as the major shareholders, leave very little doubts. Matthieu (talk) 22:29, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
- I'm reverting another edit were Thales was changed from a French group to a Global one. I'm repeating the point here, it is based in France, has it's most important offices in France, the centralised technical center is in Valence-Provence (not to be mistaken with Valence in Spain), it is registered in France and so forth. Would Thales be considered purely international then so can each and every companies worldwide such as British Aerospace (important offices in the USA), Microsoft (offices all accross the globe) and so forth. It is owned by French groups and the French state and in all cases the group's official website leaves no ambiguity here ( http://www.thalesgroup.com/docfile/dyn/69395F5D621C7B2769055139620C4603:5A336D53465B6822540A187D0D185852:17444E72500C0C03532328673E556970 and http://www.thalesgroup.com/Groupe.html/Historique.html ). Another edit reverting it without any discussion after this one will be a "Three-revert rule" violation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:3RR. Matthieu (talk) 08:28, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
This is the English version of this Wikipedia article. Would it be too much to ask to have a pronunciation guide that can actually be read and pronounced by people who speak English (e.g., THEY-leez, or TAH-less, or however it is actually pronounced)? These "IPA" codes serve only to make whoever typed them feel clever. They certainly do not actually help anyone pronounce "Thales" correctly. 184.108.40.206 (talk) 20:53, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
- Pronunciations are usually given in the Wikipedia using the IPA (click on the IPA pronunciation of Thales in the article to see an explanation why, and how does it work). I don't think your comment on people using IPA reflects the truth. Apart from that, I have spoken to several British Thales workers and they tend to pronounce their company name TAH-leez. As I don't have good sources for that, I will not amend the article.--Gorpik (talk) 11:14, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
If looking for citations: pronunciation by a French speaker can be found in first few seconds of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkEWZC7o1TM - the main difference from the pronunciation used by English speakers (which can be found elsewhere in the company's Youtube channel) is that the stress is moved towards the end of the word. Ewx (talk) 08:09, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
- Its not very clear but the pronunciation on the video appears to be the same as used by English speakers without the accent! MilborneOne (talk) 08:17, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
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