From: Asmus Freytag (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Feb 19 2005 - 19:40:51 CST
At 12:50 PM 2/19/2005, Patrick Andries wrote:
>Slangs have always existed and people use them because they deviate from
>the orthography (now that most people write), the received pronunciation,
>grammar or glossary. It is mostly an identity tool of a subculture, most
>people speaking argot in French for example can switch to standard French
The point here is that new technologies are increasing the degree to which
such forms of writing are interchanged, and the ease with which that is done.
For the task of allowing people to communicate in the way they choose, it's
completely uninteresting to know whether they can also communicate in
Luckily, for Unicode, character encoding is deliberately at the script
level, not the orthography level.
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