To see Microsoft's codepage to Unicode lists, please see
In particular as you noticed, 0x98 gets mapped to 0x2DC. I've never seen
Microsoft remove a character mapping in the 125x tables and I'd be amazed if
there'd ever be such a removal.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Markus Kuhn [SMTP:Markus.Kuhn@cl.cam.ac.uk]
> Sent: Friday, September 10, 1999 12:32 PM
> To: Unicode List
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; ISSS-WS-MES@listserv.cenorm.be
> Subject: WGL4 is not a superset of CP1252
> Apparently, on 1998-12-18 Adobe and Microsoft have changed their WGL4
> character repertoire tables on
> The following two characters have been removed and are not part
> of WGL4 any more:
> 0x02D6 # MODIFIER LETTER PLUS SIGN
> 0x02DC # SMALL TILDE
> However, the file
> still contains the line
> 0x98 0x02DC #SMALL TILDE
> In other words, WGL4 is *not* a superset of CP1252 any more, which is
> clearly a serious inconsistency in one of these tables.
> This is an important and urgent issue, because WGL4 plays a role in the
> standardization of the CEN/TC304 MES-2 European Unicode subset, which is
> currently undergoing its final review.
> As a reviewer of the CEN/TC304 MES-2 project, I'd like to ask both
> Microsoft and Adobe to verify and confirm to me, whether
> U+02DC SMALL TILDE
> is now part or not part of both WGL4 and CP1252.
> It would also be helpful to hear, why U+02D6 MODIFIER LETTER PLUS SIGN
> was removed.
> PLEASE REPLY BEFORE FRIDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER 1999!
> Thanks and best regards,
> Markus G. Kuhn, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK
> Email: mkuhn at acm.org, WWW: <http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/>
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