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Re: [idn] Re: FYI: BOF on Internationalized Email Addresses (IEA)

2003-10-29 16:41:31


You need to get out of US (or Wsshington) more often.

-James Seng

I am not convinced that it is possible to use a computer on the Internet
anywhere in the world without at least a basic acquaintance with Latin

I do not believe many individuals (other than primary school children) are
literate in their native language but are completely illiterate in Latin
script.  This does not mean "being able to read or write the English
language"; rather, this simply means knowing the Latin script alphabet.

Put another way, individuals who are completely illiterate in Latin script
are also likely to be illiterate in their native language script as well.

No other script on the planet has such international recognition.

There is undoubtably a *preference* for one's native script; and that
preference should be respected as much as possible.

-- Mark --
Science does not emerge from voting, party politics, or public debate.
Si vis pacem, para bellum.