Re: Is there a UTF that allows ISO 8859-1 (latin-1)?

From: John Cowan (cowan@locke.ccil.org)
Date: Wed Aug 19 1998 - 13:04:37 EDT


Dan Oscarsson wrote:

> If you want to use a printable escape character, use one really seldom used.
>
> For example latin-1 0xb8 (). tilde is a too common character.

The trouble is that UTF-7 was defined for email purposes, and ~
often doesn't pass through email gateways to EBCDIC worlds correctly.
+ and - are used for the same reason they are used in Base64:
they have the same codepoint in all ASCII-compatible charsets,
and also the same codepoint in all EBCDIC variants.
 

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	You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
	You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
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