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Re:Y diaeresis (Re: HTML - i18n / NCR & charsets)

From: Murray Altheim <murray@spyglass.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 1996 19:17:06 -0400
Message-Id: <v02140b01aec910193970@[]>
To: Daniel.Glazman@der.edfgdf.fr (Daniel Glazman)
Cc: Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no, Peter Flynn <pflynn@curia.ucc.ie>, www-international@w3.org
Daniel.Glazman@der.edfgdf.fr (Daniel Glazman) writes:
>In message <28056.849480083@domen.uninett.no> 1 Dec 1996 23:41:23,
>Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no wrote:
>> It seems that a lot of the time, one man's gospel is another man's lie.
>> Just like the rest of human-based knowledge....
>> (Is there anyone living near Hayes-sur-Seine who can refute this?)
>I confirm that it exists in Paris' suburbs a city called
>        l'   Ha˙-les-Roses
>with a &yuml; in third position

Pardon what may seem like an innocuous point, but note that Harald's
original message didn't refer to the lowercase but uppercase umlauted 'Y'.
Is case an issue here, as there seems to be some confusion regarding it in
just these several messages?

From ISO Latin 1:

  <!ENTITY yuml   SDATA "[yuml  ]"--=small y, dieresis or umlaut mark-->

From ISO Latin 2:

  <!ENTITY Yuml   SDATA "[Yuml  ]"--=capital Y, dieresis or umlaut mark-->

Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no writes:
>Peter Flynn said:
>>   >   9F (159) -- &Yuml; -- Ydieresis
>>   >
>>   >Y diaeresis is a non-existent character, according to the experts on
>>   >TYPO-L, who have just discussed this in depth.
>>   According to the rules, a character cannot be deleted from UCS. So it
>>has >>   to stay with us.

Unless someone can locate a reference to a word beginning with Y:, I would
think we could consign it to history, although I've been considering
changing my name to arrum Miehtla, which would be quite a thing to do


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