Re: U+0023 in French

From: Jukka K. Korpela (
Date: Thu Mar 31 2005 - 01:27:53 CST

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    On Tue, 29 Mar 2005, Philippe VERDY wrote:

    > I can't remember if another character was initially mapped on the 0x23
    > position of the obsolete ISO-636-French 7-bit charset standardized in
    > the 1960's as I have always seen this character shown as '#' on all
    > French products (it's possible that it was showing a pound sign on some
    > imported products like printers).

    There's an unofficial collection of information on nationalized variants
    of ASCII (officially known as ISO 636 based encodings):
    According to it, NF Z 62-010-1982 [France] contains a pound sterling
    sign (U+00A3 POUND SIGN ) in position 0x23. The name of the encoding
    probably means what is known as NF_Z_62-010 in the IANA registry,
    with ISO646-FR (and fr) as alternate name.

    Unfortunately does not seem
    to contain mappings for ISO 636 sets.

    Jukka "Yucca" Korpela,

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