----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Everson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Unicode List" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2001 1:49 PM
Subject: Re: Article in Financial Times; Feb 7, 2001
> At 04:48 -0800 2001-02-08, J M Sykes quoted the FT:
> >The International Standards Organisation (ISO) has now agreed to give
> >standard meanings to these remaining codes.
> Which as everyone knows, is really the International Organization for
> Standardization (ISO).
Quite, but I've become so accustomed to these two errors over the years that
these days they only makes me wince a little.
I believe 'ISO' was a compromise whose acceptability was reinforced by the
iso- comb. form.
1 Used in wds adopted f. Gk and in Eng. wds modelled on these, and as a
freely productive pref., mainly in scientific and technical use, w. the
Which must be one of the most cryptic dictionary entries I've seen in a
month or two!
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