Re: writing in an alphabet with fewer letters: letter replacements

From: Ian Clifton <>
Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2013 12:38:27 +0100

Philippe Verdy <> writes:

> 2013/7/5 Richard Wordingham <>
> I've seen French comments in Fortran that just drop all the
> accents -
> most disconcerting to read!
> This is an old problem. It first appeared because lack of Unicode
> support in famous historic programming languages (and it persists
> today in common languages like C, C++, Basic, Fortran, Cobol, Ada,
> Pascal...), but now it should be noted that many French programmers

This is no longer true of Ada, at least, both the standard and the
popular GNAT implementation support Unicode:

with Ada.Text_Io;
procedure Testu is
   Grüß : constant String := "Grüezi mitenand";
end Testu;

Ian ◎
Received on Fri Jul 05 2013 - 06:42:17 CDT

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