Re-statement of the proposition
In case someone has not noticed, the euro
is very, very, very important for the Europeans.
Much more than ASCII.
There is already the position
20A0 "EURO-CURRENCY SIGN"
Only the glyph does not correspond. But as the
standard does not define the glyph (there are
only indicative), this could be considered a "typo"
and just one needs just correct the glyph (no
back-editing). Hence, no need for 20AC
with all the confusion that this could add.
2) 7 and 8 bits
First, one has to agree on:
- The euro is not necessary in 7 and/or 8 bits.
- The euro is necessary in 7 and/or 8 bits.
If one agrees that the euro is necessary in
7 and/or 8 bits, one needs to *define* (thanks
Larry) a new character set.
If one goes for the range 128-255, this will not
cover that 7 bits and again no euro or another
position is needed in the range 0-127. Hence,
to cover boths just go for the range 0-127.
So two new character sets are proposed:
- 7 bits : euro-ASCII (or ESCII)
The same as ASCII but with the replacement
of "|" (007C) for the euro.
- 8 bits : euro-Latin1
The same as Latin1 (ISO 8859-1), but with the
replacement of "|" (007C) for the euro.
A new entity
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