[tz] [PROPOSED PATCH 2/2] Use "№" for number sign in commentary

Ian Abbott abbotti at mev.co.uk
Wed Jul 29 14:08:16 UTC 2015

On 29/07/15 14:58, Paul_Koning at dell.com wrote:
>> On Jul 29, 2015, at 3:03 AM, Paul Eggert <eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU> wrote:
>> * africa, asia, europe, southamerica:
>> In commentary, be more consistent about using № (U+2116 NUMERO SIGN)
>> for number sign, as opposed to "No.", "Nº", "#", etc.
> I don’t think it’s a good idea to use an obscure Unicode character that a lot of people won’t be able to display.  It’s one thing to use proper letters with diacriticals.  But “No.” is perfectly clear.  The proposed character is just a rather ugly ligature for that abbreviation.

I don't mind it that much as there are other miscellaneous Unicode 
characters in the file, but the № character does look horribly condensed 
when rendered in a fixed width font (which is how the tzdata files are 
normally viewed).

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