I agree absolutely. Attempting to change ASCII will inhibit the
exchange of information, not improve it.
Gary L. Smith
Senior Consulting Analyst
Database & Offline Products Development
From: Frank da Cruz [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 1997 11:13
To: Multiple Recipients of
Subject: Re: Euro currency sign
> 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
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
It is the one and only stable basis of data interchange. It is, and
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