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Re: euro symbol

From: Francesco Potorti`
Subject: Re: euro symbol
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 14:56:50 +0200

   No, it doesn't; not inside Emacs, anyway.  Try "C-u C-x =" on a Euro
   (inserted with the latin-9-prefix) and on the character produced by
   "E=" in italian-postfix, and you will see that the characters are

I see.  My rationale was that I want to write a clean way to use latin-9
for Italian.  But if the user works on a system where he is forced to
use latin-1, at least what he gets is the currency symbol.  A good
fallback, in my opinion.  But apparently that is not the right way to do
it.  Is there a right way?
   > euro symbol.  That's why I think that change should be left alone.
   I disagree; I think we should remove this change.  If you are not
   convinced, I guess Gerd and Richard will have to decide.

Let me say that I value your  opinion much.  So if you are positive that
this change is wrong, I'll remove it.
   In general, Latin-9 should have the same assortment of input methods
   as Latin-1.

I have some questions on this.  In the next message.
   > However, the tilde was maybe an unfortunate choice.  It certainly is
   > for Italian, as Italian keyboards do not have a tilde symbol.
   We could add "=E" there; I don't see any problems with that.

Don't you think that the latin-1 input methods risk becoming too
complex?  Either we stick to the English keyboard layout (in which case
=E should not be added) or we try to find a minimum common set of keys
on all European keyboards, in which case the ~e should be dropped.  If
we try to do both things, we risk ending up with practically every
couple of keys generating one symbol or the other.

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