Re: Euro in 8859 character sets

From: Tex Texin (texin@bedford.progress.COM)
Date: Fri Apr 17 1998 - 12:45:43 EDT

There are a lot of "ought to's" in here. Why not wait until the demand is
there? There is a substantial cost for companies to implement and test
these changes, and to retain the integrity of existing data, and to make
changes that may someday be useful or "convenient", does not seem

On Apr 17, 8:20am, Keld J|rn Simonsen wrote:
> Subject: Re: Euro in 8859 character sets
> 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
> the dollar sign is today.
> Keld
>-- End of excerpt from Keld J|rn Simonsen

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