Sampo Syreeni scripsit:
> On Wed, 26 Jun 2002, Kenneth Whistler wrote:
> >As *characters*? Why?
> Naval signalling ones perhaps aren't.
I looked at the image (less than ideal) at
and fed it through the Gimp to strip out color information
(specifically, Image/Colors/Desaturate followed by Image/Colors/Threshold,
taking the 127 default, which leaves stark black and white).
The only remotely confusable letters are H and K, I think, though
other people with better visual imagination may wish to check this
In any event, this is plainly a letter-by-letter cipher for the basic
Latin alphabet (A-Z), and the fact that single letters or combinations
may be used as codes for cross-linguistic concepts is of no more
interest to a character encoding standard than that "ABALC" can mean
"Abandon all claims" in any of various natural languages.
-- John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.reutershealth.com I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen, http://www.ccil.org/~cowan han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith. --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_
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