Re: ANNOUNCE: fribidi-0.1.12

In my last letter I wrote:

Sorry. There is a NewShekel sign in unicode and it is called New Sheqel...

Actually after looking at the cp1255 specification at

I have decided it makes more sense to leave iso-8859-8 alone and create
a separate converter for the cp1255 charset.


In my last letter I wrote:
> > In his letter from Sun, 21 May 2000 00:33:33 +0200 Pablo Saratxaga wrote:
> >  Kaixo!
> > 
> > On Sat, May 20, 2000 at 11:22:23PM +0300, wrote:
> > 
> > However, cp1255 ("Windows Hebrew") being a superset of iso-8859-8 (that
> > is anything in iso-8859-8 is in cp1255 at the same place, with the exception
> > of 0xa4 defined as 0x00a4 ins iso-8859-8 and defined as NewSheqel sign in
> > cp1255 (which is most useful btw)); then it makes a whole lot of sense when
> > you need to use something that is already in cp1255 to keep compatibility.
> > And in cp1255 those values 0xfd and 0xfe are used.
> Ok, this clears it up.
> Out of curiosity I had a look in the UNIDATA.TXT and saw that there is 
> no NewShekel sign there. On the other hand there is e.g. the Euro 
> currency symbol. Does anyone have any idea what is the policy of Unicode 
> on currency symbols? 
> Dov

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