Re: Additional Letters of English
|From:||Don Blaheta <blahedo@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, December 11, 1999, 23:00|
Quoth Bryan Maloney:
> The problem is this: The MORONS who made the Macintrash decided that
> ANSI wasn't good enough for them.
D00D, chill. The Mac folks didn't use the ANSI standard because the
ANSI standard didn't exist yet. They did their best. DOS did the same
thing---came up with a charset based on no standard---but by the time
Windows rolled around, ANSI was there, so MS took that opportunity to
change over. Furthermore, the ANSI standard didn't really become that
vital until fairly recently, and I suspect that Apple would rather just
wait for Unicode than convert now to ANSI and then have to convert again
in just a few years.
> Thus, only the Icelandic version of the Macintrash system has Eth and
> Thorn. Mind you, I know of even bigger morons--there are people who
> have written me lengthy letters verbally abusing me (or attempting, I
> should say) for daring to claim that the Mac is less than perfect for
> not having those characters.
For my default Netscape font I use something called "Times Old English"
which is just Times with the eth and thorn characters in the "right"
places. This works admirably. I got it from the Yamada archive:
"A raccoon tangled with a 23,000 volt line today. The results blacked
out 1400 homes and, of course, one raccoon." -- Steel City News