Re: Perception that Unicode is 16-bit (was: Re: Surrogate space in

Date: Wed Feb 21 2001 - 00:48:07 EST

In a message dated 2001-02-20 09:53:50 Pacific Standard Time, writes:

> An alphabet is a type of writing system, something that is implemented for
> a particular language. Certainly Latin is the name of a language while
> Roman is not, and so "Latin alphabet" is correct while "Roman alphabet"
> would not be.

Counterexample: The "Cyrillic" script is used to write Russian, Bulgarian,
Serbian, Ukrainian, etc. This is an especially useful term precisely because
there is no "Cyrillic" language, and so the term does not favor any one
language over others.

Still picking nits,

-Doug Ewell
 Fullerton, California

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