Re: OpenPGP keysigning: alternate encodings for fingerprint exchange
On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 10:07:43AM +0000, Tanguy Ortolo wrote:
> Tanguy Ortolo, 2013-06-28 11:58+0200:
> > * Esperanto;
> > * latin;
> Esperanto is a roman language
> that was designed as a candidate for an international language, and even
> if I do not know how to speak it, I am quite confident it should have a
> deterministic pronunciation too.
The pronunciation of esperanto is indeed perfectly deterministic, and
you actually have a bijection between sounds and letters. But
infortunately, this language is not ascii-encodable, as it uses
specific letters (ĉ, ĝ, ĥ, ĵ, ŝ, ŭ). That being said, they can be
written as ch or cx, which would solve the issue.
Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful.
-- George E. P. Box