At 07:35 30/11/96 -0800, unicode@Unicode.ORG wrote:
>At 1:27p +0000 11/30/96, Peter Flynn wrote:
>> ISO8879 names for Windows CP 1252 80-9F (128-160) entities:
>> 83 (131) -- ? -- florin
>>What's a florin? I know it's the old UK name for what was two
>>shillings, but Bill obviously means something else here.
>A florin is the curly-descender f like you see in mathematical f(x).
>We Mac users often employ that character as shorthand for "Folder"
>(in fact, Netscape Navigator's prefs folder is named "Netscape =9F").
>Hmm, that high-bit character I just typed will probably not look
>right in everyone's email... ;)
Florin is the French word for the Netherlands' gulden (NLG), symbol: italic f.
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