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Unicode halfwidth and fullwidth

Presently the article table lists only one Unicode representation each of the letters 'a' and 'A'. Actually, in Unicode there is more than one representation of lower-case 'a', and likewise more than one representation of upper-case 'A'. There are for example the Halfwidth and fullwidth forms from CJK languages.

  • U+FF21 A vs U+0041 A
  • U+FF41 a vs U+0061 a

Compare:

  • the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
  • the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

See also Latin script in Unicode.

There is of course also the Greek upper-case Α (U+0391), however this is typically regarded as a distinct letter despite looking identical to A.

--Nanite (talk) 14:12, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 18 October 2016

Robert bantilo (talk) 14:10, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

Not done: as you have not requested a change.
If you want to suggest a change, please request this in the form "Please replace XXX with YYY" or "Please add ZZZ between PPP and QQQ".
Please also cite reliable sources to back up your request, without which no information should be added to, or changed in, any article. - Arjayay (talk) 16:10, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 14 March 2017

Rickym2525 (talk) 18:34, 14 March 2017 (UTC)
Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. —Granger (talk · contribs) 20:07, 14 March 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 07 July 2017

"In one study, on average, about 3.68% of letters used in English texts tend to be ⟨a⟩, while the number is 6.22% in Spanish and 3.95% in French.[8]" That is not what the linked table says at all. The linked table gives the frequency of a letter in a sample of words, not the number of times a letter arises overall. You can't just take the percentages (which are not actually percentages) given and divide them by 10 as was done here. Frankly, I would not consider the quoted source to be reliable, as it is a chart that has no source or explanation of how the data was derived. Even though the chart is labeled "Percentages of Letter Frequencies per 1000 Words" The numbers given are not percentages, they are letter frequencies per 100 words (yes 100, not 1000 as titled in the source. I assume the 1000 refers to the sample size used to come up with these numbers, but again the source has no explanation of methodology). i.e. it says that, on average, in a sample of 100 words the letter A will appear 36.8 times. (Note that this does not mean 36.8% of words contain the letter A, as some words will contain a letter multiple times and each instance of the letter is counted here.) If the source is considered appropriate then at the very least the sentence in question should be rewritten to accurately reflect what the source says. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 172.103.193.93 (talk) 00:46, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

nolibito

122.52.169.42 (talk) 10:27, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Izno (talk) 12:06, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

Can't find out what is what

In the history heading's table, the last two rows don't make any sense (Mohamed Naufan (talk) 07:28, 10 December 2017 (UTC))

Semi-protected edit request on 22 October 2018

154.241.150.210 (talk) 10:05, 22 October 2018 (UTC)
 Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. Danski454 (talk) 10:49, 22 October 2018 (UTC)
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