revision of ISO 3166
dewell at adelphia.net
Sun Sep 5 10:25:33 CEST 2004
Michael Everson <everson at evertype dot com> wrote:
> The modern English alphabet is not limited to 26
> letters. Façade, naïve, and other words are all
> listed as the favoured spelling in many
Fair enough. But there really needs to be an agreed-upon name for the
set of 26 letters from U+0041 through U+005A (plus lowercase
counterparts), which is so commonly encountered in computer
- "Latin script" isn't right; that comprises hundreds and hundreds of
- "Roman alphabet" isn't right; the Romans didn't use J or U or W.
(Please, don't anyone bother correcting this short list. You get the
- "English alphabet" isn't right either, as Michael points out.
So what is it? The ASCII alphabet? The Basic Latin alphabet?
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