Re: [OT] 19th century "Unicode"

From: Jungshik Shin (
Date: Thu Mar 08 2001 - 14:54:30 EST

On Thu, 8 Mar 2001, Marco Cimarosti wrote:

> In Mark Davis' Unicode transcriptions page
> ( it is
> mentioned a previous meaning of the word Unicode:
> "A telegraphic code in which one word or set of letters represents a
> sentence or phrase; a telegram or message in this. (late 19th century, OED)"
> Out of curiosity, does anyone have web or book references about this 19th
> century Unicode?

Well, you may look up the Unicode mailing list archive :-) On January
12th, I sent two emails (Unicode before Unicode) about this and that's
where Mark Davis picked up the above, I believe. The second message
refered to the following web site with quite a lot of references.

Jungshik Shin

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