Re: Unicode 6.2 to Support the Turkish Lira Sign

From: Asmus Freytag <>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 11:36:33 -0700

On 5/22/2012 2:23 AM, Michael Everson wrote:
> On 22 May 2012, at 08:11, Andreas Stötzner wrote:
> Am 22.05.2012 um 00:22 schrieb Michael Everson:
>>> If Greece ceases to use the euro and uses the drachma instead, and if they create any kind of symbol for it, I think whatever glyph is devised will be applied to the existing character.
>> This is exactly what should be done with the Turkish Lira.
> No, because the existing character could be or could have been used for other liras.

Correct. And as for the other characters mentioned, the case is not so
different - they could be or could have been used for some other
purpose. Neither Unicode nor 10646 controls in any way how characters
are used. Instead, there's the express guarantee: characters will not
change. So if you found that some existing character serves a particular
purpose, be it in designating a currency or in some other notation, you
are guaranteed that the character is stable - your documents will not be
corrupted just because some experts or other at some future committee
meeting decide that they know what the character "should have been used

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