Re: Euro currency sign

From: Larry Masinter (
Date: Wed Oct 15 1997 - 13:26:39 EDT

Don't replace the vertical bar without also changing ASCII to
ESCII. If you define a new charset ESCII and use it instead
of US-ASCII, then you can change your default charset, and
at least there will be some hope of avoiding disaster.

I'm afraid that it will be necessary to explain to people *why*
otherwise attempting to *redefine* an *existing* character in a
character set is different than *defining* a new set which
bears a strong resemblance to the old.


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