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Jul 23, 2008, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Federico Kereki)

"English and other languages include some special typographical characters in addition to the normal 26 letters. Have you ever watched the movie Æon Flux or sent in a curriculum vitæ? If you have to import German text, you'll find lots of vowels with an umlaut on them, and some ß characters as well. Spanish adds ň and acute accents to the mix, and French has grave and circumflex accents ("pie à la mode," anybody?)... You don't need Unicode for Standard English: you can do perfectly well with ASCII characters..."

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