Not logged in
Log in now
Create an account
Subscribe to LWN
LWN.net Weekly Edition for December 5, 2013
Deadline scheduling: coming soon?
LWN.net Weekly Edition for November 27, 2013
ACPI for ARM?
LWN.net Weekly Edition for November 21, 2013
I suppose you mean "subset" ? Like English alphabet is strictly included inside French (without é, è, à, ...) and latin alphabet (I see no difference) ?
Little things that matter in language design
Posted Jun 16, 2013 9:17 UTC (Sun) by dvdeug (subscriber, #10998)
(If we're strictly speaking of the alphabet, neither of them count accents, so both French and English have the same 26 letters for the alphabet.)
Posted Jun 16, 2013 10:49 UTC (Sun) by micka (subscriber, #38720)
The spanish alphabet is more consistently considered as having 27 letters even though ñ could be considered a n with diacritic. And in the past, even some combination of letters (from the point o view of the latin alphabet) were considered separate letters.
And I don't even talk about http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alphabet_%28computer_science%29 (each diacritic variant would be considered a different letter).
Copyright © 2013, Eklektix, Inc.
Comments and public postings are copyrighted by their creators.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds