Unicode vs Microsoft Euro sign

H. Moreira
  • H. Moreira

    H. Moreira - 2006-03-18

    According Unicode, the Euro sign (here represented, I hope it will work in most browsers : €) is:
    "20AC;EURO SIGN;Sc;0;ET;;;;;N;;;;;"

    It turns out Microsoft uses per default installation the ASCII 128.

    doc/unihtml.tht still does not support the "euro sign" symbol. Why?

    I just give here the answer: because THB files trend is quickness and keep the MIB relatively short, but especially because more than one HTML tables of symbols is not implemented.
    THB structure is not yet published but it serves up to 254 HTML-TRANS tables, and up to now only 1 is used.

    The conclusion is: be patient.

    Packages with huge THBs will surely be requested, and when this time comes, "Euro sign" will be supported in one of the HTML-TRANS tables.

    • H. Moreira

      H. Moreira - 2006-03-18

      Actually I forgot to answer one question:
      * libUnicodePlus only follows Unicode, not Microsoft "Euro sign" on character ASCII 128, therefore THB files packaged by me will not have this.
      You need to use a huge THB table containing 0x20AC (the standard euro sign), and for HTML - to wait for multiple HTML-TRANS tables, as referred above.


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