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

From: John Cowan (
Date: Thu Feb 10 2000 - 13:07:01 EST

Frank da Cruz wrote:

> UTF-8 isn't a character set, its a representation of a character set.

"Charset" does not mean character set, or even coded character set;
it is a somewhat misleading shorthand for "character map", a
mapping from an abstract character repertoire to sequences of serialized


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