Re: Ångstrøm symbol

From: Stefan Persson (
Date: Sat Feb 15 2003 - 12:34:18 EST

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    David Oftedal wrote:

    > Hi,
    > 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

    Some other character sets, e.g. JIS, don't make any difference between
    the two "Å," so Unicode added an additional one for backwards compatibility.


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