In message <9608312139.AA13307@Unicode.ORG> unicode@Unicode.ORG writes:
> Totally off the subject of recent topics, and for that matter UNICODE
> itself (sorry), but does anyone know what the USSR GOST 19768-87 so-called
> "New KOI-8" character set is/was? (As opposed to 19768-74 "Old KOI-8" which
> is widely used in netnews, etc.) Is it the internal national equivalent of
> ISO 8859-5 / ECMA-113, or is it something entirely different?
> Also, does anybody know if GOST still exists, and if so, under what name?
Here are full details of this second point:
In the Russian Federation, the former GOST is now GOST R:
Committee of the Russian Federation for Standardization, Metrology and
Leninsky Prospekt 9
Russie, Federation de
President: Prof. Dr. S.F. Bezverkhy
Tel. + 7 095 236 40 44 or 230 25 98
Fax + 7 095 237 60 32
Telex 41 13 78 gost su
Telegram moskva standart
Other independent states in the CIS have similar committees, e.g in
Uzbekistan there is UZGOST which is the
Uzbek State Centre for Standardization, Metrology and Certification
Ulitsa Farobi, 333-A
General Director: Mr. S.A. Asriyans
Tel. + 7 371 2 46 17 10
Fax + 7 371 2 46 17 11
Telex 11 63 82 fasad
Details of these national member bodies were correct (according to ISO
Central Secretariat) as at 11 March 1996.
Other countries do not use the GOST abbreviation, as in SARM in Armenia.
-- John Clews (Chairman of ISO/TC46/SC2: Conversion of Written Languages)
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