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Of bytes and encoded strings

Of bytes and encoded strings

Posted Jan 23, 2014 13:11 UTC (Thu) by mpr22 (subscriber, #60784)
In reply to: Of bytes and encoded strings by tialaramex
Parent article: Of bytes and encoded strings

Punctuation is older than the Latin alphabet, and the notion of case distinctions appears to have developed in the Greek alphabet at about the same time and for much the same reasons as it did in the Latin alphabet.


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Of bytes and encoded strings

Posted Jan 23, 2014 21:42 UTC (Thu) by tialaramex (subscriber, #21167) [Link]

Sure, sorry it wasn't my intention to say that Latin is responsible for introducing these crazy requirements _to the world_ but only that Latin set the requirements for early computer systems.

And further I mean Latin as-in the modern writing system derived from ancient Latin and used by many European languages today, not the actual ancient Roman writing system or the dead language.


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