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John Cowan wrote:
Jonathan Borden scripsit:
> > Sure, but that doesn't make fašade *wrong*. Are you going to say that
> > <text>His attitude is a mere fašade</text> must not validate against
> > a database library with a "text-en" datatype?
> I suppose that if I went to the trouble to specify "text-en" that I
> wouldn't want that to validate.
But why not? It is unquestionably an English sentence, even if one of
the words in it has an unusual orthography.
I thought we agreed that validating according to "text-en" wasn't a reliable
way to determine whether that character sequence is an "English sentence"?
My impression is that this sort of test is simply a way to see if a
particular character sequence consists only of characters in a given set of
characters. I am tempted to define what I expect "text-en" to specify is
something like the set of characters learned in (an American or English)
school as belonging to the "English alphabet" -- by "school" I mean a grade
school, not a graduate school.