From: Pim Blokland (email@example.com)
Date: Mon May 05 2003 - 07:52:48 EDT
If there ever will be a database of the stories behind all the
characters in the Unicode database, I would be most interested in
the story behind U+2105, "care of" (c/o).
What is the reason for including this English language abbreviation?
And what is the reason for not including the same phrase in the
world's other languages?
For a while, I thought maybe, just maybe, this code point was meant
as am "placeholder" for the phrase "care of" in the current
environment's language. For instance, if you were writing a document
in Dutch, the character U+2105 was meant to appear as "p/a".
However, because it's now clear to me that Unicode encodes
characters, not meanings, this is obviously not the case; the glyph
is supposed to look like "c/o".
Therefore I'm curious. Can anyone enlighten me? Why the emphasis on
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