Re: Obsolete characters

From: Leo Broukhis (
Date: Fri Jan 16 2009 - 15:03:19 CST

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    On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 12:39 PM, John Burger <> wrote:

    > I've just been cleaning up some scientific texts from multiple sources.
    > MICRO SIGN (U+00B5) and GREEK SMALL LETTER MU (U+03BC) seem to be used
    > quite interchangeably in journal articles, etc.
    > As an example of the wide usage of both, "µm" (using micro in the symbol for
    > "micrometer" or "microMole") has about 18 million Google hits, while "μm"
    > (using mu) has about 8 million.

    There are three kinds: ISO 8859-1 µ, U+00B5 and U+03BC. What exactly
    Google includes in the results when asked to search for U+00B5 or
    U+03BC, is anyone's guess.


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