True? (fwd)

Sreenivas Paruchuri (sreeni@ktpsp2.uni-paderborn.de)
Thu, 11 Dec 1997 15:04:22 +0100 (MET)


Some one sent me the following URL:

> Read something about German Type Writer at
> http://38.15.65.117/bhoomi/sisindri.html (Ref: meeku telusaa)
> Is it true?

I was really shocked to see things like; German has 2000 letters. And that
too teaching to children!!

1. In comp. to English, German has only four extra letters; 
	ae, ue, oe and ss (, ,  and ). 
And German type-writers exist very much! It "may" be true in the case of
languages like; Chinese (even Japanese people use modern script(s) we 
already had a thread on it, with detailed posting by Madan Parigi ...).

2. All history books, that I read, put the death toll from WW-2 at
   65 million.

3. First raamaayaNam in telugu is: ranganaatha raamaayaNam (gOna
   buddhaareDDi). Is it a settled issue? 

Regards,
Sreenivas

P.S. Can the aa.bhoomi editor/the author of this column be informed the
     same?