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Re: Euro currency sign

From: Michael Everson <everson@indigo.ie>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 13:12:15 +0100
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To: Paul Fidler <praf1@cam.ac.uk>
Cc: www-international@w3.org
Ar 12:27 +0100 1997-10-20, scríobh Paul Fidler:
>> Nobody wants the name "euro" and it carries entirely the wrong
>> semantics, and the citizens were not consulted about it, but the
>> damage has been done, and cannot easily be undone, so we're stuck with
>> it. Let's just hope we can find a suitably derogatory nickname :-)
>I have heard 'Eurin' suggested in the past.

I sent this to the Unicode list recently, but only joined www-international
yesterday. Copying it again now, but I apologize if this is a repetition of
an earlier cc:d mail.

> The name is a cultural disaster. I have written an essay on this at
> http://www.indigo.ie/egt/standards/iso10646/euro/euroname.html.

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