Re: EURO SIGN in Unicode

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Mon Jul 14 1997 - 14:40:39 EDT

At 13:57 -0700 1997-07-08, John Jenkins wrote:

>>Was there some discussion about how the existing strange character
>>originally got into Unicode? There was some suspicion on comp.std.internat
>>raised that this position was originally intended as a place holder for the
>>euro symbol, but at the time the Unicode standard was printed, it was not
>>known yet what this symbol will eventually look like, so someone made up
>>this C/E symbol.
>That is basically correct. I believe the finger was ultimately pointed
>at Joe Becker.

Apparently the Commission requested Xerox to encode the character.

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