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Re: (C) vs ??

Giacomo A. Catenazzi wrote:
> IMHO "(c)" is the character representation of the copyright symbol,
> and when you print it, you should substitute with the correct symbol,
> as the "ff", "ffl", "fl", .. ligatures.

No. Either use the symbol and indicate which character set encoding
you are using (e.g. character 169 in ISO-8859-1), or use the
prescribed abbreviation "copr.". Software shouldn't guess what
character I may have meant.

Microsoft Word already has this misfeature of replacing (C) with
the c-in-a-circle symbol. It's most annoying, especially when
you have to refer to, say, article 52(c) or item (3)(c).


Arnoud Engelfriet, Dutch & European patent attorney - Speaking only for myself
Patents, copyright and IPR explained for techies: http://www.iusmentis.com/

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