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Re: EURO and CENT signs in the console keymaps



* Paul Dwerryhouse <paul@dwerryhouse.com.au> [020101 21:04]:
> adopted the Euro, but is it inconceivable that English speakers of non-Euro 
> countries might need to use the Euro symbol?

"The new Latin9 nicknamed Latin0 aims to update Latin1 by replacing the
less needed symbols  with forgotten French and Finnish letters
and placing the U+20AC Euro sign in the cell =A4 of the former
international currency sign ."  (pardon the odd characters)
http://czyborra.com/charsets/iso8859.html

Latin1 == iso8859-1

So, in theory use iso8859-15, and then use the Compose key setup of:

iso8859-15/Compose:<Multi_key> <C> <equal>                      : "\244"
EuroSign
iso8859-15/Compose:<Multi_key> <equal> <C>                      : "\244"
EuroSign
iso8859-15/Compose:<Multi_key> <E> <equal>                      : "\244"
EuroSign
iso8859-15/Compose:<Multi_key> <e> <equal>                      : "\244"
EuroSign

I've not tried this yet, however.

The best one is where microsoft put their symbol in
'iso-8859-1'-cp1252-winlatin1, which is in 80, instead of a4 where
iso-8859-15 puts it.  What does most codepages use? 80 or A4?  Does
iso-8859-1 even have anything in 80?  Is this going to lead to lots of
confusion?

-- 
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