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Re: SV: Tim Bray on "Which Technologies Matter?"


Re: SV:  Tim Bray on "Which Technologies Matter?"
"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" scripsit:

> But any tweaking of the alphabet has serious implications 
> to that framework.  How long (John Cowan>?) has our 
> standard western alphabet had 26 regular characters? 

Well, i and j on the one hand, and u, v, and w (double u or double v)
used to be mere glyphic variants.  Michael Everson would know better,
but I think a stable distinction didn't exist until about the 18th
century.

-- 
John Cowan <jcowan@r...>     http://www.reutershealth.com
I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen,    http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith.  --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_

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