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Re: Inserting accent marks

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 9, 2002, 21:16
Lars Henrik Mathiesen wrote:

> Alt-0128 The Euro sign, added to Windows Latin-1 by > Microsoft a few years ago, without any version > indication. (See also next entry).
It is not normally considered necessary to version a character set when the only change is the addition of one or more characters. Only moves, deletions, and changes in semantics generally require new versions. Unicode is the exception, although IIRC all its versions have included at least some semantic change, however minor (typically of the form "ESTIMATED SYMBOL is a symbol, not a letter, even though it looks a lot like 'e'"). -- Not to perambulate || John Cowan <jcowan@...> the corridors || during the hours of repose || in the boots of ascension. \\ Sign in Austrian ski-resort hotel