[rfc-i] open issues: character sets of examples

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Mon Jun 4 14:18:04 PDT 2012


On 2012-06-04 21:24, Martin Rex wrote:
> Andrew Sullivan wrote:
>>
>>                            it is not terribly convincing to say (for
>> instance) that U+02BC looks a lot like U+0027.  If, however, I say
>> that the character U+02BC, MODIFIER LETTER APOSTROPHE (?) often
>> resembles the character U+0027, APOSTROPHE ('), then the claim will
>> perhaps be more convincing (to those using Unicode in their display).
>
> and just the opposite to those who do not have unicode-support in
> their work environment, or where the information needs to be conveyed
> in conversation/speech (be it phone, f2f discussion or accessibility).
>
> About ~95 % of my software and work environments (including
> EMail, RFC-reading and Software development) are limited to iso8859-1.
> Last time I printed out PDFs with german umlauts (iso8859-1) with
> the HP Postscript printer driver, the umlauts were missing in the
> printout.
>
>>
>> Even my email client of choice -- mutt -- has been able to cope with
>> this for over 10 years on every terminal I have used.  Perhaps someone
>> can make the counter-argument clearer to me?
>
> Neither "mutt" nor my favourite Elm are capable of rendering anything
> beyond iso8859-1, because the environments that I use (R5 xterm
> with ssh remote login or putty) support it.  But that is no problem,
> because I do neither understand nor can I type characters outside
> of iso8859-1 -- let alone pronounce them, so they're completely
> irrelevant to me and all technical discussions that I participate.

So no € for you?

Best regards, Julian


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