RE: apostrophes

From: Kent Karlsson (
Date: Sun May 21 2006 - 16:37:39 CDT

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    Richard Wordingham wrote:
    > > 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.

    Because it is in ISO/IEC 8859. Hadn't ISO/IEC 8859-1 been so
    commonly supported, MICRO SIGN would have been canonically
    equivalent with GREEK SMALL LETTER MU.

    > The present justification is that U+00B5 does not belong to
    > any script, whereas U+03BC is in the Greek script.

    That's a mistake. It should be in the Greek script, of course,
    just like the OHM SIGN (which is canonically equivalent with
    GREEK CAPITAL OMEGA; the latter of course the preferred
    character to denote the ohm unit symbol, just like GREEK SMALL
    LETTER MU is the preferred character for denoting the
    micro unit prefix symbol).

    B.t.w. the OHM SIGN comes from ISO/IEC 6937.

            /kent k

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