Re: FW: Euro currency sign

From: Einar Indridason (
Date: Wed Oct 15 1997 - 12:56:27 EDT

> 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.

And what will that standard be called? 8859-1 (Latin-1) is allready taken.
Which 8 characters in 8859-1 will be replaced?

> 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.

No, we should keep ascii as it is. We should also keep 8859-1 (latin-1)
exactly as it is - no changes!


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