Alain LaBonté <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> [Alain] The idea behind standardizing Latin-9 was to serve as a standard
interchange between all 8-bit-character-set-capable-only platforms so as to
support the EURO sign, and French and Finnish integrally.
The requirement for Euro was definitely very important, but as I remember
the discussions, it was only with very great difficulty that any examples
of Finnish text was produced. Much of the impetus for this was also a
desire by some people to replace Latin-1 with what was audaciously called
"Latin-zero". I'm thankful that that never happened - I can only guess at
the mess that would have resulted.
> it has been generated automatically for a while in data by WinWord (with
the Canadian keyboard I type it dicrectly myself).
Ah - now you've hit the nail on the head. What on earth was wrong with
Unicode? For that is what WinWord uses to encode your favorite characters.
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