Updated Microsoft Codepages

From: Tex Texin (texin@bedford.progress.COM)
Date: Thu Mar 26 1998 - 22:33:46 EST

Microsoft was the first to get back to me on my request for all
vendors to provide information on their changes and additions to
codepages over the past 2 or so years. I thought I should reward their
responsiveness by sharing the info. (With their permission.) To wit:

No other characters have been added to the Windows code pages other than
the Euro and in 1252, 2 Finnish characters.

The Euro (U+20A0) has been added to only the following ten Windows
codepages (They are all single-byte):
(Yes all at 0x80, except 1251 which is 0x88. It's not a typo.)

                          0x80 1250 Central Europe
                          0x88 1251 Cyrillic
                          0x80 1252 Western
                          0x80 1253 Greek
                          0x80 1254 Turkish
                          0x80 1255 Hebrew
                          0x80 1256 Arabic
                          0x80 1257 Baltic
                          0x80 1258 Vietnamese
                          0x80 874 Thai

0x8E, 0x8F are defined in Code Page 1252 for the Finnish z-haceks
U+017D, U+017E

Many thanks to Microsoft for helping us all keep up to date. Microsoft is
working on updating the mapping tables at the Unicode FTP site with this


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