revision of ISO 3166

Doug Ewell dewell at
Sun Sep 5 19:44:23 CEST 2004

John Cowan <jcowan at reutershealth dot com> wrote:

> More seriously, though, these are the only letters in the Basic Latin
> block, so calling them "the Basic Latin letters" is clear and clean
> and doesn't drag in the language-specific concept of "alphabet".

Fine.  Excellent.  That stays away from terms like "Latin script" and
"Roman alphabet," and pre-empts questions of national ordering.

Sorry for poking a stick in this particular beehive.

-Doug Ewell
 Fullerton, California

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