I'm not sure if anyone addressed the actual question in this mail. Microsoft
has reserved a code point in the various 8-bit European Windows code pages
for the Euro for data interoperability with non-Unicode applications. As
noted by others here, the position in Unicode of the Euro is actually
U+20AC, which is what is used in TrueType fonts from Microsoft.
The Euro code point in the various European code pages is 0x80 for cp1250,
1252, 1253, etc.
The Euro code point in cp1251 (Cyrillic) is 0x88
No code point is reserved in non-European code pages
I'm not sure which printer manufacturers have yet adopted this code point in
actual devices, if any.
From: TUK - Richard Bright [SMTP:RBright@Tally.co.uk]
Sent: Monday, February 09, 1998 8:01 AM
To: Multiple Recipients of
Subject: European Currency Symbol
I am trying to understand code position 20A0 as proposed for the new
Euro currency symbol.
I work with computer printers which use 8 bit coding rather than 16
Do you know what the byte code (00 - FF Hex) is proposed for
Also, which printer manufacturers (Hewlett Packard, IBM, Epson) have
accepted this proposal.
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