From: Pim Blokland (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Apr 12 2003 - 01:38:16 EDT
I know this topic has been beaten to death; I didn't want to open
old conversations or old wounds... Just tried to point out, in the
context of the bad character names thread, that the use of U+0192 as
a florin is more widespread than its use as an f-hook, and that
therefore the name is more of a burden than an asset.
For modern, "smart" fonts, as far as I know, it shouldn't be a
problem to have glyph variants for this one; output the roman f with
hook when it appears as part of a word, and the cursive f when used
as stand-alone character.
All this only leaves me wondering why, if U+192 has never been used
as "function of", I still as of 2003 have to write ƒ in my HTML
texts when using a guilder. Unless "nof" is some weird HTML
abbreviation for left hook. But since this is not the place to
complain about HTML, it's best to rest this topic here.
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