From: John Cowan (email@example.com)
Date: Sun May 02 2004 - 11:02:22 CDT
Elliotte Rusty Harold scripsit:
> But is there some
> reason we call this the Latin script instead of the Roman script? Not
> that I'm suggesting we change it now, of course. I'm just curious.
Primarily because "roman" is used in opposition to "italic" as the name
of a font face, so "Cyrillic roman" is a sensible notion. We do still
call transliteration into the Latin script "romanization", though.
> Some non-Unicode such use names like MacRoman instead of MacLatin.
Plenty of precedent for that.
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