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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
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Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2004 19:25:09 +0200
Reply-To: Jacob Sparre Andersen <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Euro
From: Jacob Sparre Andersen <[log in to unmask]>
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Rick Duley wrote:

> Ada.Characters.Latin_1 doesn't have a EURO_SYMBOL.
> Suggestions please ;)

You could use a character encoding that includes the euro
sign.  ISO-8895-15 is AFAIK still the official character
encoding for the euro zone.  Another option is UTF-8
(variable length encoding of ISO-10646) or BMP (16 bit
subset of ISO-10646 - used for Wide_Character).

The most popular choice seems to be UTF-8 [1].

Jacob

[1] I dislike the use of UTF-8, since ASCII is a pure subset
    encoding, and many programmers seem to forget to test if
    their UTF-8 implementations actually work for more than
    just plain ASCII. <down from soap-box>
--
»And what about homo sapiens?
 Yes, we think that would be a very good idea ...« -- not Gandhi

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