A 02:36 97-10-16 -0700, Carrasco Benitez Manuel a écrit :
>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
This is of course an unintended sophism. The 7-bit repertoire is fully
contained in any 8-bit repertoire. No need to have 2 code positions in an
8-bit repertoire. Urgent need: kill 7-bit (per octet anyway!!!!!!!!!!!)
implementations, they are an annoyance to opening on anything else.
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