Re: Medievalist ligature character in the PUA

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Fri Dec 25 2009 - 13:29:24 CST

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    On Mon Dec 14 2009 14:26:16 CST, Julian Bradfield <jcb plus unicode at
    inf dot ed dot ac dot uk> wrote:

    > I'm sure someone can come up with an example of two utf-8 canonically
    > equivalent strings that both make (different) sense in some other
    > encoding.

    For perhaps the wrong reason, this reminded me of:


    my canonical example of a plausible Latin-1 string that could be
    interpreted (wrongly, of course) as UTF-8. The last two characters are
    U+00C9 U+00AE, and the corresponding Latin-1 byte values 0xC9 0xAE are

    I probably need a new canonical example, because this one isn't wholly
    realistic; Nestlé doesn't appear to be a registered trademark (the legal
    name appears to be Nestlé S.A.) and the name is not generally spelled
    with all-caps.

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