On Fri, 17 Jan 1997 Frank Tang wrote:
> unicode@Unicode.ORG wrote:
[When do we get the Unicode mailing list server set up so that
the original sender appears in such automatically quoted texts?]
> > ISO 2022 has a mechanism to change to other encoding schemes. It would be
> > nice to have a certain control character in Unicode which do a similar thing.
> > Comments?
> I have to say this is a good suggestion but not practicle.
> Why ? Because ISO-2022 is a code switch mechanism. The think make it
> is all the graphic codeset it could switch only use 0x20-0x7F and
> Since Unicode itself (ISO-10646) does not follow ISO-2022. It will be
> to add Unicode into the ISO-2022 scheme.
Please have a close look at ISO 2022! It is a collection of building
blocks, and one of these building blocks is the possibility to
switch to encodings that don't fit the C0/G0/C1/G1 model.
There are two variants, *with* and *without* standard return.
Unicode uses without standard return because of the null bytes and
other things, as explained in some earlier mail on this subject.
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.2 : Tue Jul 10 2001 - 17:20:33 EDT