Re: US-ASCII (was: Re: Invalid UTF-8 sequences)

From: John Cowan (
Date: Fri Dec 10 2004 - 15:15:17 CST

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    Kenneth Whistler scripsit:

    > On the other hand, for many English speakers, "RSVP" is simply
    > learned as an unanalyzed verb, pronounced "aressveepee", meaning
    > "send a response to this message". And to castigate such speakers
    > for politely prepending a "please" to that verb is a little
    > too much, don't you think?

    It's also pervasive in English: SALT talks, OPEC countries (or nations),
    Missisippi River, Gobi Desert.

    "[T]he Unicode Standard does not encode         John Cowan
    idiosyncratic, personal, novel, or private
    use characters, nor does it encode logos
    or graphics."                         

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