Re(2): ECU and euro - both exist

Date: Fri Oct 24 1997 - 09:26:01 EDT

Dear Michali,
That's exactly what I meant by the term "amendment". Long ago Mike Ksar had
informed me
that in fact such changes are only done by à posteriori amendments that's why i
used the expression "ussual practice in the standardisation field..".
How's everything?
I miss terribly the Guiness.

> Ar 12:13 -0700 1997-10-22, scríobh
> >Sir may I add,that the ECU you are reffering to has unfortunately been
> >registered as "EURO-CURRENCY SIGN" which is definately very misleading.
> >Specially now that the "Euro" is to be introduced (both in Unicode and ISO
> >10646). We have asked the corresponding bodies to foresee to change
> >this name via the usual practice in the standardisation field i.e.
> >by amendment.
> >European Commission
> >IT Department
> Lazare,
> It cannot be allowed to change the name of the EURO-CURRENCY SIGN, but I
> have requested that Unicode add an informative note specifying that this
> refers to the ECU in their next version, and I have asked Þorgeir
> Sigurðsson to forward a request for such annotation to the character name
> to be put into ISO/IEC 10646 Annex Q.
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