Re: Cultural registry as international standard

From: Jonathan Rosenne (
Date: Thu Sep 17 1998 - 00:26:30 EDT

I object to the strange pseudo names attached to the Hebrew characters and
some other characters, for example in item 115 "ISO-8859-8 ISO-IR-138
ISO_8859-8:1988 ISO_8859-8 HEBREW".

The ISO names, possibly in abbreviated form, should be used.


At 15:18 16/09/98 -0700, Keld J|rn Simonsen wrote:
>The cultural register, ISO/IEC 15897 was approved as an international
>standard in late August 1998. It facilitates international unique
>registration of specification on cultural items, that can vary
>between countries, languages and cultures, intended for computer use.
>The data comes in a free-form, narrative specification, and also in
>POSIX locale and charmap formats that are compilable and installable
>under POSIX conforming systems. The data is available from
>The cultural register was initially standardized by CEN as ENV 12005.
>A number of registrations have been done with the registry, including
>registrations for Denmark and many charmaps.
>Keld Simonsen

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