From: Andrew C. West (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Apr 30 2005 - 03:05:59 CST
On Fri, 29 Apr 2005 13:14:01 -0700, Asmus Freytag wrote:
> >U+2052 "COMMERCIAL MINUS SIGN" = abzüglich (German), med avdrag av (Swedish),
> >piska (Swedish, "whip")
> You could argue that this character has no established English name, as the
> only evidence we adduced for it was from German and Scandinavian sources.
Yes, but this is not the case for Klammeraffe.
> >Searching under "German" I also found
> >U+2133 "SCRIPT CAPITAL M" = M-matrix (physics), German Mark (not the current
> >Deutsche Mark)
> >Hmm, not so current any more ;)
> This annotation was added to document the fact that UTC considers that
> symbol unified with U+2133. The fact that it isn't in current use is a bit
> beside the point in a standard that contains Runic and Ogham on the BMP. ;-)
I think you misunderstood my point. I wasn't commenting on the character or it's
unification with the historic German Mark ... I simply meant that "the current
Deutsche Mark" is no longer in currency, and so the parenthetical explanation of
the alias is an anachronism.
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