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Re: EURO and CENT signs in the console keymaps



I demand that Miquel van Smoorenburg may or may not have written...

> In article <20020101220242.P26419@ringworld.org>,
> Scott Dier  <dieman@ringworld.org> wrote:
>> 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?

> Ah, so *that's* why I'm seeing a lot of open squares on webpages where I
> should see a Euro symbol. Instead of using iso8859-15, the site is using M$
> bastard-8859-1. Well perhaps the Linux distro's should follow that example,
> put a Euro symbol at 0x80 in the 8859-1 charset. It would not be completely
> standards-compliant but it would be easy and useful. Or would that make us
> just as bad as Microsoft where standards are concerned?

There is precedent for this elsewhere; the E**o character appears at 0x80 in
RISC OS 4's Latin* character sets.

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