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Re: Euro - re-statement

From: <Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 12:53:24 +0200
To: Carrasco Benitez Manuel <manuel.carrasco@emea.eudra.org>
cc: "'www-international@w3.org'" <www-international@w3.org>, "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>, "'unicode@unicode.org'" <unicode@unicode.org>, "'Patrice.HUSSON@bxl.dg13.cec.be'" <Patrice.HUSSON@bxl.dg13.cec.be>
Message-ID: <31676.876999204@dale.uninett.no>
europa.eu.int is too busy to answer right now; I suspect it's running
on a Microsoft platform.

However, the Commission has been wrong before, and I think it is wrong
this time too.
(Its support for OSI is not really relevant here...)

I forgot to say so in my previous messgae: Your second proposal
(defining new character sets) is MUCH more reasonable than the first
one.

I wish, however, that you had targeted the currency symbol rather than
the vertical bar for replacement; the idea that a currency symbol without
specifying which currency it refers to had any value whatsoever is
even less realistic than the idea of modifying ASCII to fit the Euro.

I wish you luck in what I consider to be a hopeless task :-)

                  Harald A
Received on Thursday, 16 October 1997 06:54:16 GMT

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