Re: Euro

Misha Wolf (misha.wolf@reuters.com)
Mon, 20 Oct 1997 16:47:08 +0000 (GMT)


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Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 16:47:08 +0000 (GMT)
From: Misha Wolf <misha.wolf@reuters.com>
In-Reply-To: <9710201457.AA12934@unicode.org>
To: Unicode Discussion <unicode@unicode.org>,
        www international <www-international@w3.org>,
Subject: Re: Euro

J"org Knappen wrote:

> Michael Everson wrote:
> 
> > I forgot to mention that the TC304 Euro Workshop did agree that an HTML
> > entity would be useful, but thought that it might be nice if it were &EUR;
> 
> This is a bad idea, imho. An all-lowercase entity name is better than the 
> fancy uppercasing (IMHO only uppercase letters should have capitalised
> entity names). Also shortening it one letter does no good. Everybody will 
> know the currency unter the name Euro, the currency code being EUE, not EUR.
> 
> A lowercase name is also in line with &yen;.

I agree with J"org re capitalisation.

I'm puzzled, though, by the phrase "the currency code being EUE, not EUR."
Which currency code?  The ISO 4217 code is, I believe, "EUR".

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