Ar 15:16 -0700 1999-10-22, scríobh Ashley Yakeley:
>>Abstract character: A unit of information use for the organization,
>>control, or representation of textual data. [This is the ISO 10646
>>definition of "character".]
No it isn't. From ISO/IEC 10646-1:1993:
4.6 character: A member of a set of elements used for the organisation,
control, or representation of data.
>For this reason, I like to say that in Slovak, 'ch' is a composite
>character that's made up of two other characters.
No, it is two characters treated as a single letter in a certain context.
A letter is an element of an alphabet, which itself is a structured
collection of graphic symbols used to represent one or more languages,
having specific elements representing for vowels and consonants.
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