Re: String name and Character Name

From: Antoine Leca (
Date: Wed May 04 2005 - 04:25:30 CDT

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    On Saturday, April 30, 2005 6:02 PM Philippe VERDY wrote:

    > The Spanish arroba (and the real) is no more a unit measure
    > since Spain adopted the metric system in 1859.

    You missed a word above: "official". "Not any more an official unit

    Every other contract done here around Valencia about oranges speaks about
    arrobas. The prices officially published by the government are in €/@ (not
    any more in pts/@, even if it is what the people have in mind). One
    estimates the price for land according to the arrobas one should normally
    recollect. The size of every box is standardized to be of about 1 @. Etc.
    Look like very much an unit measure to me.

    > So the Spanish name "arroba" designates the old usage of the
    > character to represent the measure unit. As this usage has been
    > forgotten

    Are you implying I cannot use U+0040 to print on an invoice or a contract?
    Then what should I use?


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