Subject: Re: finger
To: None <>
From: Lucio De Re <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/11/2002 06:34:35
On Tue, Sep 10, 2002 at 07:27:13PM +0200, der Mouse wrote:
> 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.
The UN has granted English, French, Spanish and Chinese (and one more,
I seem to recall) international language status.