Karl Pentzlin scripsit:
> My argument was simply: Maybe it is not the optimal solution to *introduce*
> such polysemous use for new characters without compelling reason. Now, we
> *have* enough characters to avoid that.
The Mac has, in fact, introduced a polysemous use: hook-f-symbol is both
"folder symbol" and "florin symbol".
> Maybe in the description of a future Mac OS
> version you will find something like: Use the character U+xxxx as folder
> symbol; for compatibility reasons you may also use the hooked f (U+0192), as
> long as you do not disable this use explicitely because you want to use the
> hooked f within filenames. Thus a smooth transition can be made.
AFAIK the use of hooked-f is a mere user-level convention;a folder name
*is* a filename in that sense.
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