From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Aug 16 2003 - 16:21:03 EDT
Philippe Verdy <verdy_p at wanadoo dot fr> wrote:
> If someone can find a legacy charset where such distinction existed,
> or some justification why it was introduced in the first editions of
> Unicode, I'd like to know (now it is clearly deprecated).
It is not deprecated. Users are *encouraged* to use the plain Latin
letter K instead of U+212A, but please remember that "deprecated" has a
specific meaning in Unicode which goes beyond, and does not apply to,
> Kelvins are most often written without the degree sign according to
> SI conventions, even if sometimes incorrectly called "degree Kelvin"
> and abbreviated as °K. Given that Kelvins are used mostly in
> scientific areas, there's no reason to keep this informal notation,
> when SI simply uses "K".
Absolutely correct. There is no such thing as a "degree Kelvin," any
more than there is a "degree meter" or "degree gram." "Kelvin" is the
name of a unit.
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