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nick at ccl4.org
Wed May 21 16:43:37 BST 2008
On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 04:23:08PM +0100, Matt Lawrence wrote:
> Annoyingly even if you "know" you're only going to be using western
> European scripts, there's still no guarantee that users' input will map
> directly to iso-8859-1 without coercion, thanks to win-1252 mapping
> several widely used characters (the apostrophe being the most egregious
> case) to codepoints in the U+2XXX range, despite there often being
> perfectly serviceable ASCII homoglyphs.
> Smart quotes my foot.
And yes, inevitably some user of banknotes-with-bridges will want to mention
a price, and U+20AC doesn't sit within ISO-8859-1.
Plus, whatever you do, don't mention Welsh.
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