Re: Euro currency sign

Larry Masinter (
Wed, 15 Oct 1997 10:26:39 PDT

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Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 10:26:39 PDT
From: Larry Masinter <>
To: Carrasco Benitez Manuel <>
CC: "''" <>,
Subject: Re: Euro currency sign

Don't replace the vertical bar without also changing ASCII to
ESCII. If you define a new charset ESCII and use it instead
of US-ASCII, then you can change your default charset, and
at least there will be some hope of avoiding disaster.

I'm afraid that it will be necessary to explain to people *why*
otherwise attempting to *redefine* an *existing* character in a
character set is different than *defining* a new set which
bears a strong resemblance to the old.