Re: Coding Systems Different from ISO 2022

From: John Cowan (
Date: Tue Oct 13 1998 - 03:00:26 EDT

Frank da Cruz scripsit:

> Can anybody tell me where to find out what ISO means when it assigns an ISO
> 2022 escape sequence for a "coding system different from ISO 2022" (such as,
> for example, NAPLPS, or UCS-4, or UTF-8)? Is the intention to identify the
> coding system to the recipient, so it can switch to it, and also disable
> ISO-2022 character-set designation and invocation from that moment onwards,
> since we have now switched to a new coding system in which we will not
> necessarily be able to recognize escape sequences for further switching?

Just so. There's no way back.

John Cowan
		e'osai ko sarji la lojban.

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