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Nicholas Clark 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.

Well said.

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.

Nicholas Clark

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