Stefan Wennik (firstname.lastname@example.org) asks:
> We are starting to build fonts with the Euro symbol in them and we are
> confused about the UNICODE value we should be putting it under.
The EURO SIGN, which has the *proposed* code point assignment 20AC, is
the character which represents the new Euro currency.
The "Caution" at http://www.unicode.org/unicode/alloc/Caution.html explains
that code point assignments are not final until approved by both the
Unicode Technical Committee and ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2 (the body responsible for
ISO/IEC 10646). Use of proposed characters prior to final approval is at
the implementer's own risk.
The character 20A0, named EURO-CURRENCY SIGN, is NOT the Euro and is NOT
20A0 comes from an old Xerox character set, and was included in the
Unicode Standard to support character set conversion.
-- Joan Aliprand
Chair, Unicode Technical Committee
p.s. to new 'unicode" subscribers:
The issue of the Euro (and the Ecu) was discussed exhaustively on this list
just a few weeks ago. I feel that there is nothing more to say about it
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