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Jul 23, 2008, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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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