Ar 06:56 -0700 1999-10-01, scríobh John Cowan:
>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".
No. The Mac put a "florin sign" into their code table, and users took
advantage of it as an abbreviation for "folder" in directory names. Unicode
unification of "florin sign" with "African f-hook" has given rise to the
mapping 0xC4 -> U+0192.
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