Re: Euro in 8859 character sets

From: Keld J|rn Simonsen (
Date: Fri Apr 17 1998 - 11:34:36 EDT

Jonathan Rosenne writes:

> I understand why the Euro sign is wanted in Latin-1, Latin-0 and Greek, but
> I am not certain it is needed in other parts, such as Cyrillic, Arabic and
> Hebrew.
> I have no objection to vendors adding the sign to their private codes. The
> question is should it be added to the standards?

For the Cyrlillic 8859 part, there are candidates to membership of EU,
and thus the Euro would become their national currency in due time.
It would be very convenient to those countries (which at least include
Bulgaria) if their national currency sign is present in the ISO
8-bit standard that covers them.

For the others I think it is not necessary, but I would think that
given the amount of trade with the EU from countries with Hebrew
or Arabic as their language - I expect the EU to be one of the biggest
trade partners there - the Euro sign should be of as much use to them as
the dollar sign is today.


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