Concise term for non-ASCII Unicode characters

Doug Ewell doug at
Tue Sep 22 10:34:14 CDT 2015

Martin J. Dürst wrote:

>> I was thinking that something like "non–Basic-Latin Unicode" might be
> Is that non-Basic Latin or not Basic-Latin?
>> useful. It avoids the confusion of referring to ASCII as a range of
>> code points instead of a separate encoding standard.
> But as a three-component term with unclear structure, it's confusing
> by itself.

That's why I wrote "non <EN DASH> Basic <HYPHEN-MINUS> Latin."

But I realize that not all fonts will show this clearly, and that the
distinction is lost in speech anyway.

Doug Ewell | | Thornton, CO ����

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