Re: Euro currency sign

Larry Masinter (masinter@parc.xerox.com)
Wed, 15 Oct 1997 10:26:39 PDT


Message-ID: <3444FCCF.F07C1B12@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 10:26:39 PDT
From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
To: Carrasco Benitez Manuel <manuel.carrasco@emea.eudra.org>
CC: "'Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no'" <Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no>,
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.



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