Re: Klingon silliness

From: G. Adam Stanislav (
Date: Tue Feb 27 2001 - 07:20:39 EST

At 23:50 26-02-2001 -0800, John Wilcock wrote:
>On Mon, 26 Feb 2001 21:57:33 -0800 (GMT-0800), G. Adam Stanislav
>> A group of Anglos
>> Just recently someone said in this forum that Slovak is the same as
>> Czech. What's the point of even trying when foreign experts know our
>> languages better than we do?
>No, someone (Keld Jørn Simonsen - a Dane, not an "Anglo" as you so
>disparagingly put it) said that he believed the posix collation
>sequence for Slovak was the same as that for Czech.


You have combined two unrelated quotes. I never said Keld was an Anglo.
I said Unicode was designed by Anglos.

And since Slovak and Czech do not share the same characters, I do not
see how their posix collation sequences can be the same.

For example, Czech has r with caron and u with ring, neither of which
exist in Slovak. On the other hand, Slovak has l with acute, l with
caron, r with acute, o with circumflex, a with "diaresis", none of
which exist in Czech. Slovak also uses u with acute. I do not *believe*
Czech uses that, though I am not 100% sure about that one. Nor does
Czech use the "dz" and "dz" with caron, while Slovak has both.

I am well aware that Keld expressed a belief, but his belief was based
in well rooted common misconception that the two languages are the
same, a misconception that much too often appears in, ahem, Anglo

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