From: Karl Pentzlin (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Sep 22 2008 - 05:10:25 CDT
On http://www.iau.org/public_press/news/release/iau0807/ ,
the IAU (International Astronomical Union) publishes a press release
of 2008-09-17 "IAU names fifth dwarf planet Haumea".
There, also the names of two moons of this dwarf planet are announced,
the larger of them being named Hiʻiaka (after a Hawaiian goddess).
It is pleasant to see that this name is in fact spelled correctly in
the recent version of that press release, including U+02BB as the
correct encoding for the Hawaiian ʻokina.
This even is done in the plain text file downloadable from that
site, which is UTF-8 encoded.
Thus we have now a celestial body which is officially given a name
which requires Unicode to be spelled correctly, rather than simply
ASCII (aka ISO 646) or ISO 8859-1.
- Karl Pentzlin
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