From: Richard Wordingham (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun May 21 2006 - 14:16:45 CDT
Steve Summit wrote on Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 4:58 PM
> Funny you should mention that -- just yesterday I was realizing
> that having distinct code points for "full stop" versus "decimal
e.g. U+00B7 MIDDLE DOT?
> and "comma" versus "thousands separator", would be quite
> useful, especially when doing on-the-fly conversion of text to
> properly locale-representative forms.
I'm not sure of your context. Would U+066B ARABIC DECIMAL SEPARATOR and
U+066C ARABIC THOUSANDS SEPARATOR suit you?
>> Making distinctions on purely semantic grounds, for a character
>> that is commonly understood as one character with multiple uses,
>> would apparently have opened a can of worms.
> We've got
> U+00B5 Micro Sign distinct from U+03BC Greek Small Letter Mu,
> although of course that one was forced on us by ISO 8859-1.
I'm not sure I see how.
The present justification is that U+00B5 does not belong to any script,
whereas U+03BC is in the Greek script.
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