Re: Additions to code page 1252

From: Misha Wolf (
Date: Thu Jul 10 1997 - 15:23:44 EDT

Tony Harminc wrote:

> On 9 Jul 97 at 19:57, Lori Brownell ( wrote:
> > We plan on adding the following 2 mappings to the Windows code page 1252
> > definition so that this encoding will be a superset of the new ISO 8859
> > encoding.
> >
> > 0x8e = U+017d Latin Capital Letter Z With Caron
> > 0x9e = U+017e Latin Small Letter Z With Caron
> Um, can you clarify for me ? You say you are going to add two
> mappings, but it sounds as though you are going to add two characters
> to the repertoire at codepoints that won't be the same as those in
> the nascent 8859-n. And you are going to continue to call it Windows
> code page 1252 , with no indication that it isn't the same as the
> Windows code page 1252 that other people may have installed ?

I think we need to distinguish here between two possible meanings of
"superset": (i) superset of characters included in the repertoire and (ii)
superset of coded characters.

CP 1252 is a superset of ISO 8859-1 (Latin 1) using both meanings. I imagine
that Lori is saying that the amended CP 1252 will be a superset of the proposed
ISO 8859-0 using the first meaning only.


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