Re: Euro currency sign

From: Frank da Cruz (
Date: Wed Oct 15 1997 - 11:12:50 EDT

> How about code position 0x0060, the Grave Accent? I think this would
> have less of an IT impact than replacing the vertical bar.
Can we please avoid even contemplating a discussion of changing ASCII?
There is no character in ASCII that does not have billions of occurrences
in real files on every corner of the planet. There is no such thing as
a little-used ASCII character. ASCII is canonized by ANSI and ISO and ECMA.
It is the one and only stable basis of data interchange. It is, and must
be, eternal.

- Frank

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