From: Karl Pentzlin (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Sep 18 2008 - 17:58:56 CDT
Am Donnerstag, 18. September 2008 um 21:44 schrieb Kent Karlsson:
KK> But using altgr-'<' and altgr-'>' to generate suitable less-or-equal
KK> and greater-or-equal characters would not at all be arcane IMO.
Unfortunately, ISO/IEC 9995-3 cannot accommodate this, as it cannot
assume '<' and '>' on a specific keyboard position, while it uses a
position-oriented model for populating the common secondary group.
KK> I think less-or-equal/greater-or-equal ... are ... Much more
KK> important on a keyboard than odd characters like AKTIESELSKAB and
KK> TIRONIAN SIGN ET...
The problem is how to determine importancy. The Sami characters are
important only for fewer than 0,1% of the European population, but
are included as everybody who uses the Latin script in Europe should
be served without restrictions.
Likewise, the TIRONIAN SIGN ET, while being odd for most Europeans,
is really used in Ireland.
Also, if you want to extend the principle that everybody should be
able to type their names correctly to companies, the AKTIESELSKAB is
necessary for a lot of Norwegians.
This, of course, does not reduce the importancy of commonly used
characters like less-or-equal/greater-or-equal in any way. Thus,
at last, compromises have to be made.
- Karl Pentzlin
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