Re: names for the "English" alphabet

Subject: Re: names for the "English" alphabet
From: Shlomo Ramon <ramsol -at- NETVISION -dot- NET -dot- IL>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 1997 20:28:25 +0200

There is worse then French etc., in Ascii character sets are assigned
over and beyond the "English" character set, yet the logons and
passwords are always, to my knowledge, assigned in within the first 128
alphanumerics - we have "Hebrew enabled" or "Arabic enabled" OSs and
keyboards, yet use only "English" alphnumerics to login and to enter
password. Why? I suppose in order not to produce to much confusion while
interacting with other OSs. I think that even "double byte" languages
(Japanese etc.) do the same and for the same reasons.
No one should be offended if his/hers/its national character sets are
not used for login purposes, etc. IMHO

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