Re: 8859-1, 8859-15, 1252 and Euro

From: Erik van der Poel (
Date: Mon Feb 07 2000 - 18:17:24 EST

Tim Greenwood wrote:
> I cannot even
> find a MIME name for CP1252 -
> has 1250, 1251,
> 1253 upwards, but no 1252.

Microsoft recently submitted "windows-1252" to IANA. As usual, it seems
to be taking a long time to actually get it in there...

> So what is a system that stores all data in Unicode and converts for web
> output to do with U+20AC?

Have you tried 0x80 with the label "windows-1252" in the various
browsers? I suspect that it will be OK. Of course, it will only work if
the user has fonts with the euro, but that's pretty obvious.

> Have others faced this? (Perhaps you just avoid the problems with the
> numeric or named character reference)

The NCR and CER for euro don't work in older versions of Netscape, so
stay clear of those (if you're interested in supporting the minority of
users still using older Netscape versions).


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