Every TO-92 BJT I've ever seen reads collector-base-emitter when read left-to-right facing the flat side. Then I found this lovely part, BC517. It reads emitter-base-collector.
Have I only been exposed to a strangely homogeneous subset of TO-92 transistors, or is this one really an exception? If it's really a weird transistor, what possible technical reason is there for defying what I understood to be a universal standard?