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Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 9ce1d38: Use curved quotes in core elisp diagno

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 9ce1d38: Use curved quotes in core elisp diagnostics
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:33:28 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden> writes:

>> Classical Latin needs some non-ASCII characters; see, for example:
>> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:I_littera_in_manuscripto.jpg
>> which I'm attaching for convenience.
> Interesting.  However, this is not what you can see on the common
> all-uppercase inscriptions (cf. Capitalis and Capitalis monumentalis).
> So it seems that ASCII is *sufficient* to write correct Latin.

Yes and no.  Antique Latin is written differently these days, just like
Antique Greek (which gradually adopted a three-accent system into
Alexandrian papyri in the 2nd century AD even though the system had
already been invented in the Hellenistic period in the 3rd century BC by
Aristophanes in Byzantium).

Writing correct Antique Greek _requires_ the use of the 3-accent system
even though nobody in Antique Greece ever used it.

David Kastrup

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