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

From: Robert A. Rosenberg (
Date: Wed Feb 09 2000 - 12:36:24 EST

At 03:25 PM 02/07/2000 -0800, Brendan Murray/DUB/Lotus wrote:

>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.

Does the rest of the industry ALSO use the appearance of characters in the
x81-x9F codepoint range as an indication to tag as windows-1252? Use of ANY
CHARACTER in this range (on a Windows Machine [as opposed to a Macintosh])
should be enough to trigger this tagging since the code is NOT ISO-8859-1
(no matter what MS claims).


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