Re: Fixing Two Unicode Asymmetries in case conversion

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Thu Nov 12 1998 - 18:06:25 EST

John Cowan noted:

> 1) the immense transcoding headache of properly
> converting 8859-5 legacy data, which may be Turkish or not;

I think what he meant was 8859-9 (Latin-5) legacy data.

To which one should not neglect to add:

Windows "ANSI" code page 1254
IBM code page 857
PC code page 437T
The Macintosh Turkish encoding
Turkish 8 (an old HP encoding)
EBCDIC code page 905
EBCDIC code page 1026
Oracle's TR7DEC and TR8DEC
Oracle's WE8BS2000L5 (an adaptation of Latin-5 on Siemens machines)

and no doubt various terminal sets that I don't know about.


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