From: Peter Constable (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Apr 29 2004 - 09:42:10 EDT
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Behalf Of Philippe Verdy
> How is it distinct from the encoding proposed for the Cedi currency,
> existing currency cent sign, or even the Euro symbol?
It is in now way like or related to the euro symbol. If you have read
the PRI document (it appears you have not), you'd know that it looks
like *one* of the glyph variants for the cent sign. You'd also know that
there is the issue of potential orthographic use that is common to all
phonetic symbols, implying a need for a case-pair relationship, which is
not an option for currency symbols.
Indeed, David Starner has helpfully shown us that the case pair is
> Because IPA is a notation rather than a language, a currency
> could be fitting as well for IPA usage, no?
No. If you had read the PRI doc, you'd know why; and after seeing
David's message, you will know why.
> Also, I think that this character is already encoded with
If you had read the proposal, you would know why this was rejected by
the proposer and by UTC. You will notice that of the various letters
with stroke in the UCS, none of them have decompositions to < X,
combining solidus overlay >.
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