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    Re: Cyrillic alphabet, was: Soviet Sextants!
    From: Joel Jacobs
    Date: 2004 Aug 2, 06:46 -0400

    Thanks for the assist.
    Joel Jacobs
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Trevor J. Kenchington" 
    Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2004 6:35 PM
    Subject: Cyrillic alphabet, was: Soviet Sextants!
    > Joel Jacobs wrote:
    > > Everyone knows that in the Cyrillic alphabet
    > > that S and T are the same?
    > I think Joel has got a bit muddled there.
    > The Cyrillic letter corresponding to the Roman T looks a lot like it.
    > That is, a block-capital "T" means T whether in Roman or Cyrillic.
    > In contrast, the Roman S is equivalent to a Cyrillic letter that looks a
    > lot like the Roman C. There is similar confusion between other pairs of
    > letters: "P" for R, "H" for N for example.  (Hence, the sports teams for
    > the former USSR wore uniforms bearing lettering that looked like "CCCP"
    > but should have been read as SSSR -- the Russian word for "Union"
    > beginning with an S.) Yet other Cyrillic letters do not look like
    > anything in the Roman alphabet and so cannot be reproduced here.
    > In the case of sextants, a model that appears (in Cyrillic) to be an
    > "SNO-T" should be called an SNO-T.
    > Trevor Kenchington
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