Re: Typeable characters

Keld J|rn Simonsen (keld@dkuug.dk)
Fri, 20 Dec 1996 08:26:22 +0100


Message-Id: <199612200726.IAA05044@dkuug.dk>
From: keld@dkuug.dk (Keld J|rn Simonsen)
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 1996 08:26:22 +0100
In-Reply-To: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>, mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch
Subject: Re: Typeable characters
Cc: uri@bunyip.com

Larry Masinter writes:

> # And some additional facts: A check on my Mac keyboard (standard
> # Swiss German keyboard) and a check through my ECMA registry for
> # ISO 646 versions showed that at least the following characters
> # can also not be assumed to be widely typeable (not that I want
> # to imply "widely" from "Swiss", but I know that the situation
> # is similar all around Europe, and probably not better in Asia):
> 
> # "@", "$", "#"(for fragments).
> 
> Are you saying that people who cannot type an Internet email address
> (which usually requires "@") should also be considered to be able to
> type a URL?
> 
> # Together with "~", these characters may also sometimes be modified
> # in gateways and other transports.
> 
> I think we reviewed this carefully and found it not to be the case.

I can inform you that this is the case in a number of environments.

Keld