Re: names for the "English" alphabet

Subject: Re: names for the "English" alphabet
From: "Parks, Beverly" <ParksB -at- EMH1 -dot- HQISEC -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 09:02:37 -0700

How about "alphanumeric characters"? I don't know how it would translate
to other languages, though.

Bev Parks
parksb -at- emh1 -dot- hqisec -dot- army -dot- mil

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Amy E. Brown [SMTP:abrown -at- OPENMARKET -dot- COM]
>Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 1997 10:46 AM
>Subject: names for the "English" alphabet
>In our software, user names must be entered in 7-bit ASCII characters.
>To my understanding, this means: user names must be entered in letters from
>the latin alphabet or arabic numerals.
>Some folks want me to say "English letters". The problem is, our software
>(including the interface) is being translated into several languages, and I
>have a feeling that French users would wonder why they were confined to the
>"English" alphabet when their own (a/k/a latin) alphabet would suffice.
>Anyone got a more user-friendly suggestion? I've got engineers telling me
>how to do my job here, and I'm not a happy camper.

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