Unicode [was Re: Cult-like behaviour]

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 12:36:28 EDT 2018

On 16/07/18 17:22, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 2:05 AM, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 16/07/18 15:17, Dan Sommers wrote:
>>> On Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:39:49 +0000, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>>>> ... people who think that if ISO-8859-7 was good enough for Jesus ...
>>> It may have been good enough for his disciples, but Jesus spoke Aramaic.
>>> Also, ISO-8859-7 doesn't cover ancient polytonic Greek; it only covers
>>> modern monotonic Greek.
>>> See also the Unicode Greek FAQ (https://www.unicode.org/faq/greek.html).
>> Out of curiosity where does my mum's Welsh come into the equation as I
>> believe that it is not recognised by the EU as a language?
> What characters does it use? Mostly Latin letters? If so, it's easy -
> most Western European languages are covered by the basic Latin
> alphabetics (the ASCII ones), plus the combining diacriticals (U+0300
> and following), plus a small handful of language-specific characters
> (eg U+0130/U+0131 for Turkish). There are combined forms of some of
> these, which can be found via NFC normalization, and a few ligatures
> for some languages, but by and large, that's all you need for most
> Latin-derived languages.
> ChrisA

Frankly I haven't got the faintest idea or I wouldn't be asking.  The 
only thing that I am aware of is if you try pronouncing any Welsh name 
that starts with Ll, and there are lots of them, you need a huge amount 
of phlegm.

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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