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mohta at necom830.hpcl.titech.ac.jp
Sun Feb 12 05:25:05 UTC 2012
Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
>> (and that despite the fact that it's perfectly well possible to write -any
>> language out there- in the first 7 bits of ascii)
Yes, any language including FORTRAN.
> And it's *equally* possible to write "any language out there" using a
> 7-bit encoding of the Cyrillic character set.
Yes, any language including FORTRAN, because KOI-7, a
7-bit encoding of the Cyrillic character set, includes
all the uppercase Latin characters.
> Oh, that would suck because Cyrillic isn't very similar to your native
> character set? Welcome to the way the vast majority of the world feels.
See how the vast majority of the world feels.
Since the portion of ISO/IEC 646 shared by all countries
(the "invariant set") specified only those letters used
in the ISO basic Latin alphabet,
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