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Re: Euro currency sign

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 10:26:39 PDT
Message-ID: <3444FCCF.F07C1B12@parc.xerox.com>
To: Carrasco Benitez Manuel <manuel.carrasco@emea.eudra.org>
CC: "'Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no'" <Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no>, "'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>
Don't replace the vertical bar without also changing ASCII to
ESCII. If you define a new charset ESCII and use it instead
of US-ASCII, then you can change your default charset, and
at least there will be some hope of avoiding disaster.

I'm afraid that it will be necessary to explain to people *why*
otherwise attempting to *redefine* an *existing* character in a
character set is different than *defining* a new set which
bears a strong resemblance to the old.

Received on Wednesday, 15 October 1997 13:27:22 UTC

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