Re: Euro currency sign

From: Tim Greenwood (
Date: Wed Oct 15 1997 - 17:14:15 EDT

Gary Roberts wrote:

> > The following position is proposed:
> >
> > Unicode number Glyph Name
> >
>While I oppose the modification of ASCII, as an academic exercise
>I would suggest that \ at 5C would be the least risk position.
>We already know of several countries that use this code point
>for their currencies, and continue to function.

They may continue to function, but it makes life very difficult. The dual
use of position 5C in JIS201 to represent either \ or Yen symbol depending
on the usage of the content makes conversion to Unicode rather tricky.


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