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Re: [MiNT] Euro-Sign

On Mon, Feb 08, 1999 at 01:18:08AM +0100, Guido Flohr wrote:
> And the hollow bullet (at 248)?  Another proposal is the greek beta
> (225) because this can be approximated with the German eszet ligature at
> 158.

Not so good IMHO - there might be enough existing texts using the beta. The
same is true for the Yen (or the florin) currency symbols: changting them
will change the meaning of existing texts.

> > The current proposals are #244/#245 (half integral sign), #185(dieresis, 'ä'
> > without the 'a'), #186 (acute).
> I would vote against the diaresis and the acute because they are very
> helpful for overstriking characters.

What do you need these for, if you have all umlaut/similar characters where
this would be needed? Those missing are in the NVDI fontmap instead of the
hebrew characters (which tend to not show up in most truetype fonts ;-)).

> > If possible, we should choose a character that is not weidely used, and that
> > is not present in ISO-LATIN1 (to minizime conversion trouble). The hebrew
> > characters seem to be a bad idea, too, since they are used by some people,
> > and these positions are used by NVDI for other characters already, so
> > redefining them would cause incompatibility with NVDI.
> The single diaresis resp. trema is in fact used by ISO-Latin-1 (at
> position 168 between copyright and "§"). Same for the acute: position
> 180.  Well, the beta or the integral stuff really seem the best to me.

Are the dieresis/acute still in the new version (8859-15)? I think someone
mentioned that they were removed, but I am not sure.

I guess the integral signs are the best yet.

Michael Schwingen, Ahornstrasse 36, 52074 Aachen