From: Kent Karlsson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Mar 11 2009 - 04:48:43 CST
Den 2009-03-11 01.29, skrev "Asmus Freytag" <email@example.com>:
> The rupee being used in different countries, it would be an exceedingly
> bad idea to modify the glyph.
> The character code doesn't encode the function, it encodes the graphic
> symbol. When that changes to a different graphic symbol, you need a new
> There's an archiving aspect to this that you seem to not be aware of. In
> the digital age, documents exist that contain just a font style and a
> plaint text character code. When these documents are reproduced years
> later, you do not want their appearance to be magically altered, just
> because a bad decision in the character coding community forced all
> fonts to be updated.
But it would be a good idea to fix/update the fonts that currently show an
"Rp"-like glyph for the RUPEE SIGN to show an "Rs"-like glyph; especially
since the RUPEE SIGN has a compatibility decomposition into "Rs" (<compat>
0052 0073) (note: there is no FULL STOP in the compatibility decomposition).
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