Gerald I. Evenden
geraldi.evenden at gmail.com
Mon Jun 8 13:34:24 EST 2009
On Monday 08 June 2009 1:54:55 pm Glynn Clements wrote:
> support.mn at elisanet.fi wrote:
> > if there are any issues with any text files I would very much recommend
> > to use Unicode.
> There aren't any issues with text files.
> I can think of precisely two cases where PROJ *might* want to use
> characters outside of the ASCII repertoire:
> 1. Correct spelling of "Plate Carée".
You forgot Hözel, Larrivée, Putniņš projections to name a few. Tsk, tsk.
I am not too sure on the details of the last as the s shown is with a caron
but it may be more proper with a breve. Also the n is done elsewhere with
a "dot" rather than the cedilla shown here. But whatcha going to do?
And, of course, Krüger! How could we forget?
> 2. The degree symbol.
> I can't see how either of these could be sufficiently important to be
> worth the effort of dealing with the morass of issues related to text
Besides, why take up vast quantities of bytes with 16 bit code where special
inline doublet or triplet escape coding like LaTex uses can do the job with 7
bit ASCII with ease.
The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due
to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.
-- Havelock Ellis (1859-1939) British psychologist
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