Re: A basic question on encoding Latin characters

From: Scott Horne (
Date: Mon Oct 04 1999 - 19:49:35 EDT

Michael Everson wrote:
> Ar 16:59 -0700 1999-09-29, scríobh Scott Horne:
> >Just a few days ago it was pointed out
> >here that industry will probably resist the disunification of the florin sign
> >and the lower-case hooked _f_ because the former has already been mapped to
> >the latter in various fonts and code pages. Predictably, the needs of speakers
> >of Ewe and other languages spoken by impoverished black Africans are
> >subordinate to the convenience of corporations owned by white Westerners.
> I shall ignore the racist reference to skin colour in your statement,

Racist? Oh, come on, Michael. It's no accident that the _n'_ used in
Afrikaans was encoded long ago while the lower-case hooked _f_ still is
not rendered properly by any font that I'm aware of.

Scott Horne

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