Re: Euro - re-statement

Carrasco Benitez Manuel (manuel.carrasco@emea.eudra.org)
Thu, 16 Oct 1997 14:48:57 +0100


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From: Carrasco Benitez Manuel <manuel.carrasco@emea.eudra.org>
To: "'Jost Krieger'" <Jost.Krieger@ruhr-uni-bochum.de>
Cc: "'www-international@w3.org'" <www-international@w3.org>,
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 14:48:57 +0100
Subject: RE: Euro - re-statement

> This is nonsense. Probably to most Europeans the Euro (currency) is
> more important than the ASCII character set. To hardly any European
> the Euro (character, glyph, character coding) is more important than
> the ASCII character coding.
> [Carrasco Benitez Manuel]  
> The European Commission has decided that the euro
> glyph is in  itself important. For the official position look at
> 
>   http://europa.eu.int/euro/
> 
> My educated guess (i.e. I have not seen an official statement)
> is that for the European Union authorities the euro glyph is
> more important than ASCII.
> 
>  M.Carrasco> 2) 7 and 8 bits
> 
>  M.Carrasco> First, one has to agree on:
> 
>  M.Carrasco>  - The euro is not necessary in 7 and/or 8 bits.  - The
>  M.Carrasco> euro is necessary in 7 and/or 8 bits.
> 
> I don't think many people will find it necessary. In which areas do
> you need to use this as a glyph ?
> [Carrasco Benitez Manuel]  
> Any system working in 7 or 8 bits in which one wants to have
> the euro glyph.  Anything: wordprocessing, etc.
> 
> Probably not for monetary transactions, as there are probably numeric
> codings for currency that make it possible to differentiate the
> multitude of "dollars" and "pounds" in current use.
> [Carrasco Benitez Manuel]  
> I guess is that probably monetary transactions will use less
> the euro glyph, though many could use it, and more in
> horizontal applications such as wordprocessing.
> 
> One use is in the printing of checks. This problem seems to have been
> solved in many countries before, without changing character sets.
> [Carrasco Benitez Manuel]  
> Personally, I will not use the euro glyph, or any other currency
> glyph,
> in a cheque application.  I will go for the sure full words.
> 
> If there are applications that need them in HTML or other
> communication media,
> *now* is the time to switch to 16 bit character sets.
> [Carrasco Benitez Manuel]  
> As I already commented, I am for Unicode and in the systems that I can
> take decisions I will implement Unicode.  But as much as we wish for
> the
> 7 and 8 bits to go away, they will be here in ten years.
> 
>  M.Carrasco> 3) HTML
> 
> Unnecessary.
> [Carrasco Benitez Manuel]  
> I disagree.  It will help with (real) Latin1.
> 
>  M.Carrasco> Regards Tomas
> 
> Is this a troll, perhaps, or are you changing names ?
> [Carrasco Benitez Manuel]  
> More of a "duende" -:)  ... I will corrent it one of this days ...
> My full name is Manuel Tomas CARRASCO BENITEZ
> 
> Regards
> Tomas
>