Ångstrøm symbol

From: David Oftedal (david@start.no)
Date: Sat Feb 15 2003 - 11:54:15 EST

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    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?

    -Dave Oftedal

    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.

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