after I have read so many "Option 5" suggestions but still missing my
own one, I have found that it was sent to Peter C rather than to the list,
Here is my contribution. I hope, you find my suggestion valuable.
--- Forwarded mail from <firstname.lastname@example.org> ("Otto Stolz")
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 1999 10:04:46 -0600
Michael E had written:
> 1. Do nothing. [...]
> 2. Do nothing now. [..]
> 3. Disunify. Add FLORIN SIGN to the currency symbol block and remap
> Mac and PC characters to it instead of U+0192.
> 4. Disunify. Add LATIN SMALL LETTER AFRICAN F WITH HOOK and change
> the case mapping for U+0191 to this rather than to U+0192.
Am 1999-09-30 um 12:31 h hat Peter Constable geschrieben:
> Option 3 sounds like it would be costly to some companies that are
> probably not that easy to move, and it sounds like it would also
> impact a large number of users.
> Option 4 sounds like it would impact the fewest number of users
> (I'm just guessing [...]
I'd like to suggest an even better option:
5. Disunify. Add FLORIN SIGN to the currency symbol block.
- Do not change the Mac and PC mappings;
- just let U+0191 and U+0192 be an ordinary upper/lower-case pair used
to write some African languages and (as we have learned from the recent
discussion) Mac file names;
- make the Florin sign a first-class member of the currency-symbols
community, ideally located in the 20A0..20CF range, and with symbol
features in the character database.
As with every disunificatition, some applications will have to adapt,
eventually; notably financial calculations, including spreadsheet pro-
grams, will have to learn to use the new Florin sign in F-with-hook's
I reckon, this option will avoid the impediments of option 3 and the
possible misunderstandings of option 4.
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