Re: India seeks Rupee status symbol

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Mar 10 2009 - 17:19:05 CST

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    On 10 Mar 2009, at 22:57, Kenneth Whistler wrote:

    > BTW, this discussion is recapitulating positions taken
    > a dozen years ago, back in late 1996 and early 1997, when
    > we were debating the addition of what became U+20AC EURO SIGN.
    > Some folks back then wanted to just change the glyph
    > of the existing U+20A0 EURO-CURRENCY SIGN -- and we had
    > to push up FAQs for awhile after Unicode 2.1 came out
    > emphasizing that the EURO SIGN was U+20AC and *NOT*
    > U+20A0. Fortunately, the right decisions were taken back
    > then, and things eventually sorted themselves out correctly.

    Um, No, because the EURO-CURRENCY SIGN actually pointed to a
    *different* currency than the EURO SIGN did.

    Michael Everson *

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