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

From: Brendan Murray/DUB/Lotus (
Date: Mon Feb 07 2000 - 18:25:15 EST

Tim Greenwood wrote:
> Pretty much all of the pages on the web, and the browsers, ignore the
> differences between ISO-8859-1 and Windows code page 1252. I cannot even

You're not completely correct: the difference between these encodings is
ignored by one particular software manufacturer - they always send 0x80 as
the Euro, even when the data is tagged as 8859-1. The rest of the industry
is generally better-behaved and will not tag data that contains the Euro as
8859-1, reverting to 1252 or 8859-15, although they will accept the corrupt
data and process it correctly.


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