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Re: HTML - i18n / NCR & charsets

From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 1996 06:27:59 -0800
Message-Id: <v0300780faec5f2f192c5@[205.149.180.135]>
To: Peter Flynn <pflynn@curia.ucc.ie>, davidp@earthlink.net
Cc: www-html@w3.org, www-international@w3.org, unicode@unicode.org
At 1:27p +0000 11/30/96, Peter Flynn wrote:
>   ISO8879 names for Windows CP 1252 80-9F (128-160) entities:
>
>   83 (131) --   ?   -- florin
>
>What's a florin? I know it's the old UK name for what was two
>shillings, but Bill obviously means something else here.


A florin is the curly-descender f like you see in mathematical f(x).
We Mac users often employ that character as shorthand for "Folder"
(in fact, Netscape Navigator's prefs folder is named "Netscape Ÿ").
Hmm, that high-bit character I just typed will probably not look
right in everyone's email... ;)

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Received on Saturday, 30 November 1996 09:31:37 GMT

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