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Re: alphabets resp. locales

From: Peter Dyballa
Subject: Re: alphabets resp. locales
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 15:05:57 +0200

Am 11.08.2010 um 13:56 schrieb Andreas Röhler:

Emacs knows, I'm pretty sure it's mapped somewhere.

For what? Which is the purpose of an alphabet? Why came Apple with a first MacRoman *encoding* and MS with so-called "code pages"? Both companies and even more users of this hard- and software would have had an easy life with alphabets instead of encodings.

Did a 'grep abcd' on the GNU Emacs sources reveal something? Did you read about charsets?

A test whether some character is alphabetic or something else is not limited to whether this character is or was or will be used in some language variant of some country at some era.

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