Re: [?UTF-8?]

From: John Cowan (
Date: Sun Feb 16 2003 - 02:03:48 EST

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    David Oftedal scripsit:

    > What's the reason behind this? Is the just so cool and exotic
    > that Unicode had to implement it twice?

    Basically that one Japanese standard put it in as capital A ring for Latin-1
    compatibility, and another standard put it in as Angstrom sign. The
    roundtrip rules required that these two be given distinct code points
    in Unicode, but one (the Angstrom sign) was given a single-point
    canonical equivalence to the other, which made it in effect deprecated.

    John Cowan     
    To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all.  There
    are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language
    that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful.
            --_The Hobbit_

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