Re: Exemplar Characters

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Wed Nov 16 2005 - 01:09:29 CST

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    "JR" <jr at qsm dot co dot il> wrote:

    > It isn't the question. The text says "The exemplar character set
    > contains the commonly used letters for a given modern form of a
    > language", and continues with "It is not a complete set of letters
    > used for a language".

    Right, but the two sides often disagree fundamentally on "commonly
    used." Is e-with-acute a "commonly used" letter in English because of
    borrowings like résumé and café? Who can say with authority?

    Doug Ewell
    Fullerton, California, USA 

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