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RE: The Euro Symbol

From: Carrasco Benitez Manuel <manuel.carrasco@emea.eudra.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 10:18:31 +0100
Message-Id: <5DFB753C1329D1119DEC00805F15C342608072@WS015>
To: "'stuart@gol.com'" <stuart@gol.com>, www-international@w3.org
For a global view have a look to

 "IT aspects of the euro currency sign"

In particular:

 1)  Microsoft
  Several codepages have the euro at 0x80.  One can
  download some free fonts with the euro symbol. 

 2) HTML 4
  There is a new entity  &euro;

 3) Glyph
  It is obvious that if the computer does not have the glyph,
  it cannot display it. 

 4) Use "euro"
  It is probably safer to use the word "euro", as oppose to
  use the euro symbol (the funny E);  in other words, do *not*
  use the symbol.


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	stuart@gol.com [SMTP:stuart@gol.com]
> Sent:	Wednesday, September 30, 1998 1:08 AM
> To:	www-international@w3.org
> Subject:	The Euro Symbol
> Has any thought about how the introduction of the Euro symbol will
> affect readability on the web. 
> Coming from the Win32 world, I know that Euro enabled (Western) fonts
> are available from MS but I'm not so sure the availability of Euro
> enabled Eastern default fonts on Win32 or on other platforms for that
> matter.
> Having come across this issue in my own work, I was wondering whether
> it would open a can of worms when European web pages started to be
> made using the Euro symbol which I guess most people wouldn't be able
> to read without a font upgrade...
Received on Wednesday, 30 September 1998 05:18:23 UTC

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