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Re: What am I missing without mutt?

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On 02/07/08 04:44, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On 06/02/2008, Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> wrote:
>>  > However, I vehemently disagree that email should be ascii.  This is
>> But that's how the US maintains it's hegemony over the Internet...
>>  Well, that and the fact that (compared to "calligraphic",
>>  pictographic & hieroglyphic languages) Greco-Latin alphabets are
>>  small, simple, regularized, easy to print, and a perfect basis for
>>  extensible vocabulary.
> Greek is not in ASCII,

Never said it was.

>                         and Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, and all the

Russian derives from Greek.  Note that I specified Greco-Latin.

> European languages that have modified Latin scripts are just as small
> (Hebrew is smaller), simple (Arabic is simpler), regularized (if you
> mean that there is only a small, repeating set of symbols), easy to
> print (unless you have a ball-hammer printer), and are perfect basi
> (sp?) for extensible vocabulary.

With the semitic languages, the problem I see is that one letter can
"flow" under another letter, and dots here and there change the
meaning of the letter.

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Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

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