On Sun, 30 Jun 2002, Michael Everson wrote:
>>ISO/IEC 8859-1 is as useful for northern European languages as for English.
>Not for any of the Sami languages or Finnish Romany it isn't.
Furthermore, it must be pointed out that Latin 1 lacks U+0160 LATIN
CAPITAL LETTER S WITH CARON, U+0161 LATIN SMALL LETTER S WITH CARON,
U+017D LATIN CAPITAL LETTER Z WITH CARON and U+017E LATIN SMALL LETTER Z
WITH CARON which are part of the official Finnish orthography. This is not
a major problem as variant spellings abound here, granted, but in
meticulously correct (read: government) documents this is a real issue. I
also understand that 8859-15/Latin 9 fixes the problem
Sampo Syreeni, aka decoy - mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org, tel:+358-50-5756111
student/math+cs/helsinki university, http://www.iki.fi/~decoy/front
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