From: Jim Melton (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Mar 27 2008 - 11:55:05 CST
Hmmmm...that raises an interesting question: Has
it ever happened that a character has been
encoded prior to knowing what the glyph will
be? Is this the kind of situation that might
justify that? I ask mostly out of curiosity, but
partly of thinking that having an assigned
Unicode value for the character would avoid
having the National Bank choosing an encoding and
thus creating a legacy problem.
I, too, thought that the character designs were
quite creative...and ironic in many cases.
At 3/27/2008 02:39 AM, AndrĂ© Szabolcs Szelp wrote:
> > That's not the way it works. GOST does not
> own the Ruble sign. The users do.
>No, not GOST, but the National Bank of Russia. :-)... kindof:
>As I understand, national character encoding
>standards and actual usage in print or
>manuscript to be edited are reasons for encoding.
>By user initiative you have to demonstrate some
>actual usage in print. Due to the note by Adam
>T. that the final design has not yet been chosen
>by the national bank, no widespread printed
>actual usage will be found. Even if you'd do,
>you'd run into the danger, that an other design
>is selected finally. It would be unfortunate, if
>the Unicode Ruble currency sign differed from
>the one on the ruble notes... would be pretty confusing.
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