Happy_Thornsday_(�ornsday)!

Bartek Plichta bartek at MAIL.MATRIX.MSU.EDU
Mon Jun 9 18:21:09 UTC 2003


While it is exciting to know that ISO has recognized and implemented many uncommon,
though important, characters of various scripts, we should be more excited about the
success and growth of Unicode. In fact, the page that you've included is encoded in
utf-8. There's quite a lot of vigorous work going on in the area of digitizing texts and
implementing Unicode. See EMELD (http://www.emeld.org/) for more details.

Bartek Plichta


--- "Mark A. Mandel" <mamandel at UNAGI.CIS.UPENN.EDU> wrote:
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> Today is Þornsday. Apologies to those to whom the Internet and their
> platforms do not convey the first letter of that name as a capital
> Thorn.
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> 7.0 Afterword.
> On Þornsday, 1994-06-09, CEN/TC304 resolved that in a default
> multilingual European sort, ÞORN shall be sorted as a separate letter
> after Z. Subsequently, ISO/TC37/SC2/WG3 resolved that in its work on
> alphabetical ordering, ÞORN shall be sorted as a separate letter after
> Z. Most recently, JTC1/SC22/WG20 resolved that in its work of producing
> a default multilingual sort for ISO/IEC 10646, ÞORN shall be sorted as a
> separate letter after Z.
>
> http://www.evertype.com/standards/wynnyogh/thorn.html
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> -- Mark A. Mandel
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