[TxMt] Re: Find doesn't find

Jacob Rus jacobolus at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 16:58:06 UTC 2007

Robin Houston wrote:
> (On the other hand, there *does* seem to be some mysterious
> relationship between the Yen sign and the backslash: if I press
> option-Y in a Terminal window, I get a backslash instead.)

As Wikipedia explains:

> encoding (a 7-bit code based on ASCII), the code point that
> would be used for backslash in ASCII is instead a yen mark (¥),
> while on Korean computer keyboards, the backslash corresponds
> to the won symbol (₩ or W). Many Japanese environments
> nonetheless treat it like a backslash, causing confusion.[6]
> To add to the confusion, some fonts, like MS Mincho, render
> the backslash character as a ¥, so the Unicode characters
> 00A5 (¥) and 005C (\) look almost identical when these fonts
> are selected.

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