Re: Caring about European requirements sensitively!

From: John Wilcock (
Date: Thu Oct 23 1997 - 01:51:12 EDT

On Wed, 22 Oct 1997 20:32:18 -0700 (PDT), Kenneth Whistler wrote:
> 2. Move the 8-bit systems to 8-bit+ systems, using UTF-8, with
> a drastically constrained repertoire. (Just union the European
> parts of 8859, if you like, and add U+20AC EURO SIGN.) You
> get a small repertoire compatible with European immediate
> needs, without any of the complications of the full 10646
> repertoire that everyone is so afraid of. The fonts will be
> easy to create--just piece them together from the chunks already
> required for the individual 8859-x encodings.

This sounds rather like the Minimum European Subset that was discussed
here a little while ago, or Microsoft's WGL4 subset.

Has there been any progress on making the MES a published standard?

John Wilcock,

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