Re: Partial consistency in 8859-x?

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Jul 22 1997 - 09:17:29 EDT

Ar 23:57 -0700 1997-07-21, scríobh Pija Brodnik:
>Talking of 8859-X and in particular about 8859-2, which is supposed to be used
>(designed) for Central Europe;
>My question concirns french quotation marks (is this the right term?) "<<" and
>">>" which appear in 8859-1. They are required in Slovene ifor which 8859-2 is
>supposed to be designed (also). However, they do not.
>Now a couple of questions:
> - what to do? (yeap, use Unicode.-), but besides this? In Slovene one
> needs, besides non-accented Latin letters also c, s, and z with carrons).
> - why were these quotation marks omitted (not included) from 8859-2?


If, for instance, you needed the Euro in a page which covers what 8859-2
does, you could make a new one which included the quotation marks you refer
to. Considering recent announcements of 6 countries short-listed for EU
membership, you may wish to consider this.

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