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Re: What am I missing without mutt?

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On 02/07/08 11:40, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On 07/02/2008, Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> wrote:
>> Maybe "Greco-Latin" was the wrong way to write what I meant.  A
>>  longer, but hopefully clearer, method would be "alphabets of Greek
>>  and Latin descent".
> Not to continue this perpetually, but I think that you mean Latin
> decent. Although, technically speaking, Latin is in fact of Greek
> decent. However no Greek letters are in ASCII (the original point of
> the subthread). Even Greek glyphs that look like Latin glyphs are
> different codepoints.

No, I meant Greek & Latin, since I wanted to include Cyrillic in the

And yes, I understand that *ASCII* is only limited to western
alphabets.  Specifically, American English.

>>  What about the "dots".  Is that just a figment of misunderstanding?
> The dots in Hebrew are optional. They indicate pronunciation, and are
> not used in everyday reading and writing. In fact, the only time they
> are seen is in religious texts and texts intended for those learning
> Hebrew. Sometimes, when writing a foreign word that must be pronounced
> correctly, they are used, but not often.
> In Arabic, the dots do change letters, so they are not optional
> strictly speaking. The dots are always present on signs and in print.
> However, in writing, I think that they are often eliminated. Although
> I don't really have much experience with handwritten Arabic, so I'm
> very possibly wrong in that regard.


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