ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 2/WG 3 is proposing to add a new 8-bit code to
resolve this issue. It will be a new part of ISO/IEC 8859 that
replaces 8 characters in 8859-1 (Latin-1) with the Euro symbol, 3
characters necessary for French, and 4 characters necessary for
Finnish but not in 8859-1. All of the replaced characters are above
160. Alain La Bonté is the editor for the new part. The first ballot
in the ISO/IEC standardization process has been distributed to the
national standards organizations for voting.
Given that the Euro symbol will be covered with the proposed 8-bit
code, I think that it would be unnecessary to change any characters in
the ASCII range (below 127) to accommodate the Euro symbol.
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