Jim and Adam,
Actually, there are several versions of Morse Code. They are nearly all
listed in a book called the "Phillips Code" If we are going to international
Morse code, it is fundamentally English oriented, like ASCII. But what about
Morse for Russian and Japanese?
Original telegraph repeaters made "clicks" rather than the audible dot-dash
patterns we associate with radio signals. The original
Morse code was much more dot-pattern oriented as a result of the telegraph
See my other E-mail for additional comments on the encoding/decoding aspects
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James E. Agenbroad [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Monday, September 20, 1999 10:20 AM
> To: Unicode List
> Cc: Unicode List
> Subject: Re: Morse
> On Thu, 16 Sep 1999, G. Adam Stanislav wrote:
> > At 12:11 15-09-1999 -0700, Kenneth Whistler wrote:
> > >Or, knowing the predilection of some in the character encoding
> > >business to precomposed wholes, rather than combining, we
> > >should also include:
> > >
> > >MORSE SIGNAL DIT DIT
> > >MORSE SIGNAL DIT DIT DIT
> > >[etc]
> > Why not just have MORSE CODE A, MORSE CODE B, etc.
> > Adam
> Monday, Septyember 20, 1999
> Isn't Morse code like Braille used for many different alphabets?
> Jim Agenbroad ( jage@LOC.gov )
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