From: Doug Ewell (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Apr 11 2009 - 16:54:10 CDT
Hans Aberg <haberg at math dot su dot se> wrote:
>> I continue to believe the difference between "ASCII characters" and
>> "Unicode characters" is analogous to the difference between "flutes"
>> and "musical instruments."
> Well, what is the mathematical or computer definition of "flutes" and
> "musical instruments"?
"Analogous." Flutes and musical instruments are not mathematical or
computer concepts. The common definition of a flute, however, is that
it is a particular type of musical instrument.
Let me try a different approach. What do you believe is the difference
between an ASCII "A" and a Unicode "A" -- not the bitwise
representations permitted by ASCII and Unicode respectively, but the
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