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Re: Euro

From: Misha Wolf <misha.wolf@reuters.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 12:52:24 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <B0000745165@ritig6.rit.reuters.com>
To: www international <www-international@w3.org>, Unicode Discussion <unicode@unicode.org>
Michael Everson wrote:
>
> Ar 10:24 +0000 1997-10-21, scrmobh 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.

The current tally is:

   Unicode-capable browsers : at least 4 (*)
   Latin-0-capable browsers : 0

   * NC 4.0, IE 4.0, Alis's Tango, Accent's Multilingual Mosaic

Are you suggesting this ratio will, somehow, be reversed?

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