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Re: Emacs in xterm and Cyrillic?


From: vedm
Subject: Re: Emacs in xterm and Cyrillic?
Date: 13 Apr 2005 22:03:22 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.4

vedm <address@hidden> writes:

> Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > That can't be the case, because Cyrillic characters can't even be
> > represented in ASCII.  

...
 
> Now, the second part of your statement is that "Cyrillic characters
> can't even be represented in ASCII". But the Cyrillic alphabet consists
> of about 30 letters (Bulgarian - 30, Russian - 33), and the 7-bit ASCII
> code has 128 positions, which is clearly more than enough to encode 30
> letters (or 60, for upper and lower case)

Well, what I mean is that one could redefine some of the ASCII codes to
correspond to Cyrillic letters...but in that case it won't be ASCII code
any more, although still 7 bit. So you win :).

-- 
vedm


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