From: David Oftedal (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Feb 15 2003 - 11:54:15 EST
One of you mentioned that Unicode is reluctant to make symbols for
things like TM, that are really only composed of other characters.
Yet I read on someone's website that there's an Ångstrøm (Or Ångström, I
Am Not A Swede) symbol that's exactly identical to the Scandinavian Å.
(An Å is a European O that's there to compensate for the fact that our
Scandinavian O sounds like an "Oo". Hey John Cowan, that should really
go on your page.)
What's the reason behind this? Is the Å just so cool and exotic that Unicode had to implement it twice?
-- New Norwegian (Nynorsk) is essentially the speech of Norwegian peasants as mutilated by a schoolteacher with a poor understanding of Icelandic. --Halldór Laxness, via B. Philip Jonsson Swedish, Norwegian and Danish are actually the same language. It's just that the Norwegians can't spell it, and the Danes can't pronounce it. --Chlewey
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