Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Apr 19 18:09:47 UTC 2008

I surmise that Arnold is correct, that
Kirshenbaum's alphabet was restricted to the old
7-bit ASCII.  Today, the characters that
RonButters at AOL.COM listed are in the (ISO;
"ASCII" is not I think applied to today's codes)
very standard "Latin 1" and the corresponding
plane of Unicode, and can be keyboarded.  But
many of them require extra keystrokes.


At 4/19/2008 01:32 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>At 10:26 AM -0700 4/19/08, Arnold M. Zwicky wrote:
>>On Apr 19, 2008, at 10:14 AM, Ron Butters wrote:
>>>In a message dated 4/19/08 12:59:35 PM, strangeguitars at GMAIL.COM
>>>Never saw this before. It seems at first glance that Kirshenbaum
>>>exploit the keyboard that we already have. For example, I can make
>>>[æ], [ü], [3],
>>>[ø], [é], [¦], and [].
>>Kirshenbaum's system (like some others) is specifically limited to
>>ascii characters, from a time and in a context in which non-ascii
>>characters were not generally available.
>Also, I seem to recall not everyone's browser
>will correctly transmit your characters, Ron.  I
>get them fine (assuming the third one is in fact
>the number 3), but I suspect from our earlier
>discussions that others won't.  And then there's
>always the schwa problem.
>The American Dialect Society -

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