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Je 05:36 ptm 1/31/00 +0100, Pierpaolo BERNARDI skribis

>On Sat, 29 Jan 2000, Donald J. HARLOW wrote:
>
>...
> > (*) The original ASCII characters occupy the first half centum of the first
> > page, for reasons of tradition, one supposes.
>
>For the reason that Unicode has been initially conceived by an American
>company (Xerox), and then by a group of american companies (mostly IBM,
>Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Sun etc).

Yes. That's know to us Americans as "tradition".

> > Incidentally, Unicode characters are referred to by their descriptions, not
> > by the languages in which they are found. The Esperanto "Ĥ", for instance,
> > defined as "LATIN CAPITAL LETTER H WITH CIRCUMFLEX".
>
>In the standard document, there are ulterior annotations.  Characters
>which are used only in a few languages are so described.
>
>All the characters used in Esperanto, are described as being used in Eo
>(and eventually in other languages).

I stand corrected. (Minor point: do you mean "eventually" or "possibly"
here? Remember, the form "eventual-" has a different meaning in English
than it does in continental/Esperanto use.)



-- Don HARLOW
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