From: Peter Constable (email@example.com)
Date: Fri May 04 2007 - 19:50:51 CST
From: Karl Pentzlin [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> I referred to the symbol "@" as it is encoded in Unicode now, as a
> symbol (general category Po: Punctuation, other) with no case properties.
First, I'm not trying to start a discussion of @. The discussion of @ was for purposes of comparison.
Yes, @ is encoded with certain properties. And ß is encoded with certain properties. I took your statement to be a comment in the realm of abstract characters in the world as opposed to specific character properties in a coding standard, and that is the realm in which I was speaking. What we do in a coding standard doesn't stop the realm of abstract characters in the real world from changing -- that is the point I was making. And in particular, John was examining Frank's comparison with @ by discussing an uppercase typeform for it, and in a world that changes we cannot declare that to be an apple-and-oranges comparison.
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