Subject: Re: finger
To: None <email@example.com>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 09/10/2002 19:27:13
> Suppose that my passport is written in my native language, Japanese.
> A Custom officer of foreign contry may not read it. That makes a
> Custom formalities more uncomfortable or even inpossible once in a
> while. So unless there is particular agreement, my passport should
> be written in English, which has smallest charcter sets.
Actually, I think Hawaiian has a significantly smaller character set
than English. The reason for using English in things like passports is
not that it has a small character set but rather that it is _very_
widely understood, probably the closest thing to a globally understood
language there is at present.
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