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Re: Euro

From: Charles Wicksteed <charles.wicksteed@reuters.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 10:24:23 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <B0000744732@ritig6.rit.reuters.com>
To: www-international <www-international@w3.org>

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.

Charles    charles.wicksteed@reuters.com

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