Re: "book end" or <enclosing characters> in most languages?

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Thu May 29 2003 - 19:11:07 EDT

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    Philippe Verdy wrote:

    > Code positions 0xAB and 0xBB (in ISO-8859-1) are
    > canonically equivalent to Unicode U+00AB («) and
    > U+00BB (») code points.

    One correction -- this has nothing to do with canonical equivalence.

    This (as for all other ISO/IEC 8859-1 encoded characters)
    is an example of two different character encodings each
    encoding the same abstract characters.

    Canonical equivalence is a relationship between alternate
    Unicode coded character representations; it is not a
    relationship between Unicode characters and characters
    in other character encodings.


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