Re: Last Call: UTF-16

From: Frank da Cruz (
Date: Thu Aug 19 1999 - 15:32:15 EDT

Peter Constable wrote:
> Frank wrote:
> > Let's hope that they are not designed around some
> > particular proprietary architecture and that some consideration
> > has been given to interchange, so that users of these writing
> > systems have some choice about platforms (this might mean, for
> > example, following the guidelines of ISO 4873).
> I'm still climbing the learning curve on all these IT
> standards, and this is one I don't recall encountering yet. Can
> you give a brief explanation of what 4873 is all about?
Information Processing -- ISO 8-bit code for information interchange --
Structure and rules for implementation. Also available as ECMA-43 from:

It specifies "a definite structure and precise rules for the definition of
an 8-bit coded character set." C0, C1, G0..G3, GL, GR; 94-vs-96 byte graphic,
sets, and so on.

- Frank

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