Re: Filzlaus

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Fri Jun 04 2004 - 13:03:38 CDT

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    At 10:26 AM 6/4/2004, Jörg Knappen wrote:

    >Browsing thro my printed version of UNicode 4.0 I discovered the follwing
    >annotations to U+00A4 (The currency sign):
    >Filzlaus, Ricardi-Sonne (german names)
    >May I request those names to be dropped?

    You are not the first and the current (still internal) version of the
    nameslist already makes that change (for precisely the reasons you

    >Both are jargon at best and not
    >widespread. Filzlaus is meaning crab louse, and it is well known (to
    >german speakers) where those animals live and how they spread.
    >Ricardi-Sonne is probably misspelled (should be Ricardo-Sonne, alluding to
    >the famous economist David Ricardo). The name is not in wide use anyway.
    >Even "Sputnik" is better known...
    >--J"org Knappen

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