Re: Euro currency sign

David Perrell (
Thu, 23 Oct 1997 17:07:56 -0700

From: "David Perrell" <>
To: "Martin Bryan" <>, <>,
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 1997 17:07:56 -0700
Message-ID: <01bce010$e150d1c0$a211d9cf@davidp>
Subject: Re: Euro currency sign

Martin Bryan wrote:

>You have a computer which will be able to accept the power supply sources
>that will be arround in 9999AD?

Who knows? There may not be a 9999AD. But a standard date format that
disallows references to pre-0000 and post-9999 dates is short-sighted.

>If you want to deal with all dates, irrespective of Era, I suggest you
>the set of date definitions in ISO/IEC 10744, HyTime, which are designed to
>allow an SGML representation of all dates. This will allow you to specify
>the above date using the Julian, Gegorian, Hebrew, Chinese,.... calendars
>without ambiguity.

Can you point to an overview of HyTime?

David Perrell