Unicode [was Re: Cult-like behaviour]
steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Mon Jul 16 13:10:48 EDT 2018
On Tue, 17 Jul 2018 02:22:59 +1000, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 2:05 AM, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at gmail.com>
>> 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?
Yes, Welsh uses the Latin script. It has an alphabet of 29 letters
(including 8 digraphs), plus four diacritics used on some vowels:
circumflex e.g. â
acute accent e.g. é
diaeresis e.g. ï
grave accent e.g. ẁ
Yes, w is a vowel in Welsh -- and very occasionally in English as well.
Accented vowels are not considered separate letters.
Some older sources will exclude J (making 28 letters). Patagonian Welsh
also includes the letter "V", although that's non-standard.
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