posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 02:38 PM
Speaking of the Russians, here's a little on the methods of searching something like this.
Copy and paste the following into a search engine: 14C738
In this case, the "C" is just an English capital "c".
In Google, the first thing it turns up for me is a site called colorhexa [dot] com, specifically "#14c738 Color Information". In fact, there's not
much of great relevance in the whole first page of results. You have to go to page 2 before you find anything.
Now copy and paste this: 14С738
This time, the "С" is Russian and it's equivalent to a capital "s".
Your search results should be quite different. The first I get is a Russian site. It's quite a hideous one and hard to follow, but at least it means
the computer is reading the character as Russian. The second is the NasaSpaceFlight [dot] com forum where they were discussing the June 7 Soyuz rocket
launch and also the rocket's 14С738 fairing. In that site, being true space and rocket buffs, they do
refer to it correctly with a Russian
"С" and not an English "C".
So, for Russian technical stuff it's often helpful to use the correct characters and not just English ones that happen to look the same. To us, "С"
and "C" look exactly the same, but to a computer they are quite different.
The same goes for other languages, of course. But as the Russians are an important partner in space programs these days then I thought it worth
edit on 8/7/13 by JustMike because: (no reason given)