Re: any ideas for slashed zero's

Neil St.Laurent (neil@bigpic.com)
Wed, 5 Mar 1997 07:05:39 -0600


From: "Neil St.Laurent" <neil@bigpic.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 07:05:39 -0600
Subject: Re: any ideas for slashed zero's
Message-Id: <14062132800678@cjnet.com>

> and get the one with a slash.  Slashes are commonly used and needed
> due to the difficulty of detecting the zero among other alphabetic
> characters, such as in my call sign in the signature of this
> message.
 

I agree with a few others that this is mainly a font issue over 
anything else.  For the same reason should we have a character that 
ensures one's are properly serifed to avoid confusion with lower case 
L's?  What about 1's and 7's?  What about uppercase I and lowercase 
L?  And god knows how many cases of this will arise with 
internationalization and 16bit characters!

I think the one thing we should assume when designing pages is that 
the font used is reasonably accurate in distinguishing characters.

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