Re: Euro sign now added to CP850 and CP857

From: John Cowan (
Date: Fri Aug 14 1998 - 13:29:16 EDT

Frank da Cruz wrote:

> Not necessarily. I believe what it means to say (but doesn't) about CP850
> is that a new code page, CP858, was created by copying CP850 and replacing
> dotless i with the Euro symbol. I don't think IBM has ever changed, or will
> ever change, the definition of a code page.

So they have said repeatedly, including on this list. However, they
do *add* characters to code pages, which does not break backward

> Similarly for CP857, but I don't know the CP number of its Euro twin.

That code point is unassigned in 857, so no new CP is needed.

John Cowan
	You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
	You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
		Clear all so!  'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)

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