Chapter 3: One alphabet, many languages

Most European languages use the Latin alphabet. But individual languages have extended this alphabet in their own ways and adapted it to their own purposes, which has some interesting implications for how text in those languages is treated by computers. We will look at some of these extensions in this chapter.

You can read the chapter in Irish in the printed book »

Chapter contents

  • The Latin alphabet from language to language
  • Capitalization from language to language
  • Autocorrect and language dependence


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An Ríomhaire Ilteangach
Michal Boleslav Měchura
145 pages
Cois Life 2017
ISBN 978-1-907494-70-3
Note. Although this website is bilingual in Irish and English, the book itself is in Irish only.