From: Kenneth Whistler (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jun 16 2010 - 19:31:11 CDT
> John -> If I define a symbol (variable or constant) named ɸ and some
> user types 'φ' or 'ϕ' instead, it won't match.
> Can you please post the names for the other two, i.e., 'φ' or 'ϕ' ?
John was referring to:
U+0278 LATIN SMALL LETTER PHI
U+03C6 GREEK SMALL LETTER PHI
U+03D5 GREEK PHI SYMBOL
> John -> That's why we have Latin-1, Latin-2, etc.
> It looks like Latin-1 Latin-2 etc are sub sets of Latin, probably
> created by programmers/coders. Have I guessed correctly A./ ? :)
No. John is referring to:
ISO/IEC 8859-1, Latin alphabet No. 1
ISO/IEC 8859-2, Latin alphabet No. 2
Those are different 8-bit character encodings, with different
collections of Latin letters included. They were intended
to cover the character encoding needs for different sets
of languages, with Latin-1 aimed primarily at Western
European languages and Latin-2 aimed primarily at Eastern
European languages (with Latin orthographies).
Both of those 8-bit character encodings include many
punctuation and symbol characters other than just Latin
letters, so they aren't really subsets of the Latin
script at all.
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