Re: [OT] Re: Exact positioning of Indian Rupee symbol according to Unicode Technical Committee

From: Karl Pentzlin <>
Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 22:12:25 +0200

Am Montag, 28. Mai 2012 um 19:02 schrieb Doug Ewell:

DE> ISO/IEC 9995-9 cannot be implemented natively on Microsoft Windows; it
DE> requires a third-party add-on package such as Keyman, which is not free.

It is too early to blame Microsoft (or anybody else) on this.

The ISO/IEC 9995 series does not define keyboard layouts itself,
but provides a framework on which (national and other) standards
which define a keyboard layout can rely or refer to.
As said in an earlier posting, the part 9995-9 is now in DIS, which means
that its final version will be published 2013 or 2014. Thus, national
standards referring to this part will hardly be published before 2015.

Thus, there is enough time for any manufacturer of operating systems
or third-party software suppliers to announce their support of any
keyboard layout compliant with a standard referring to ISO/IEC 9995-9.

The fact that Microsoft until now does not support ISO/IEC 9995-3:2010
"Complementary layouts of the alphanumeric zone of the alphanumeric
section", which is required e.g. by the German standard DIN 2137:2012
to be published in June, is a different issue.

(But, referring to the original thread topic, 9995-3 does not contain
the new Indian Rupee sign.)

- Karl
Received on Mon May 28 2012 - 15:18:41 CDT

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