Unicode vs. Unikod

Aleksey Tulinov aleksey.tulinov at gmail.com
Mon Apr 10 11:01:32 CDT 2017

On 04/10/2017 12:54 PM, Janusz S. Bień wrote:

 > Grammatical Dictionary of Polish contains only "unicode":
 > http://sgjp.pl/leksemy/#73537/unicode

I'm deeply impressed that dictionary contains grammar for registered 
trademarks. Google and Microsoft are also there, but not Oracle. I'm not 
confident i understand how that works.

To compare to Cambridge Dictionary:


Apparently "google" is a verb as in "to google", and this is why it's in 
the dictionary, but "Microsoft" and "Unicode" are missing.

 > This is probably the reason why, to my surprise, the word was
 > introduced also in some other Slavonic languages, e.g.
 > https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Unikod.

I believe "Юникод" in Russian is just a foreign word adopted by 
language, and it's a russism, it's a way of saying "Unicode" in Russian 
(phonetically the same). So apparently word "юникод" was adopted as a 
noun, similarly to how "google" was adopted in English as a verb.

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