From: JR (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Nov 16 2005 - 02:26:58 CST
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com
> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Doug Ewell
> Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 9:09 AM
> To: Unicode Mailing List
> Subject: Re: Exemplar Characters
> "JR" <jr at qsm dot co dot il> wrote:
> > It isn't the question. The text says "The exemplar character set
> > contains the commonly used letters for a given modern form of a
> > language", and continues with "It is not a complete set of letters
> > used for a language".
> Right, but the two sides often disagree fundamentally on "commonly
> used." Is e-with-acute a "commonly used" letter in English
> because of
> borrowings like résumé and café? Who can say with authority?
It is used, but not commonly used, certainly not on the west side of the
pond. Evidence: several encodings do not support it (e.g. ASCII - American
Standard Code for Information Interchange).
> Doug Ewell
> Fullerton, California, USA
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