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Re: Euro

From: Michael Everson <everson@indigo.ie>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 11:21:19 +0100
Message-Id: <l0311070bb072326ffcc2@[194.125.134.167]>
To: Charles Wicksteed <charles.wicksteed@reuters.com>
Cc: www-international <www-international@w3.org>
Ar 10:24 +0000 1997-10-21, scríobh Charles Wicksteed:
>Michael Everson wrote:
>
>>The feedback has been that &euro; is best.
>
>There are arguments for not adding a new entity name at all.
>Until the entity name has been incorporated into browsers, we would
>have to use "&#8364;" (8364 decimal = 0x20AC) anyway, though even
>this assumes the users have a font with the correct glyph.  In
>about 3 years time, I would consider it safe to use "&euro;"
>instead, but I can't see any reason to make global edits to all my
>web pages (or modify my HTML editor), when the only effect would be
>to spoil the display of users with old browsers.  So I would
>never use it.

There is the new part of 8859, "Latin 0" as it is called since it is under
ballot. This may be in use by a lot of people without UCS browsers.

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