From: Edward H. Trager (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Apr 12 2005 - 21:48:41 CST
I want to thank Ken Whistler for taking the time to enlighten
those of us who don't know the whole history all about
what was going on between 1993-1996. I have to
confess that I wasn't a member of the list then. It makes
more sense now.
> This policy dates from a famous ruckus a decade ago over
> the name of æ and Æ.
> Denmark is issuing this defect report to ISO 10646-1:1993
> based on the naming of Danish, Faroese and Greenlandic letter
> "Æ" in upper and lower case and with acute accent. The
> character "Æ" is also used as letter in the Norwegian
> and Icelandic languages. Please find enclosed an official
> statement from the Danish Standards Association concerning
> the Danish letter "Æ". During the process of writing the
> ISO 10646-1:1993, the naming was correct - for example
> "LATIN CAPITAL LETTER AE" - in the second DIS. It was
> changed to "LATIN CAPITAL LIGATURE AE" in the final version
> of the ISO 10646-1 (1993). ...
> This defect report took over two years to resolve, with
> Francophones and Scandinavians at loggerheads every step of
> the way, until DCOR No. 1 to 10646-1:1993 was published in
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