Distinguishing Greek and Greek

JFC (Jefsey) Morfin jefsey at jefsey.com
Wed Mar 9 13:20:58 CET 2005

At 04:25 09/03/2005, John Cowan wrote:
> > Now, the one difference with Han would be if someone objected that Greek
> > is only ever spoken/written in a single country, and there would never,
> > ever, be any need to have a country variant. If that were the case,
> > then encoding as a variant would not be as bad. But not being omniscient
> > I am reluctant to make such a strong claim about the use of Greek!
>It's false, anyhow.  Greek is one of the official languages of the
>Republic of Cyprus.  The Ethnologue also notes significant populations
>in Albania, Egypt, and Italy.

Greek has significant communities in many countries to start with USA and 
Canada. Most of all, Greek is one of the 20 languages of the European Union.

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