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

From: Rick McGowan (
Date: Thu Feb 10 2000 - 13:21:08 EST

> 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?

Around here we have a mail client that looks at MIME tags and recognizes a
lot of codesets. There's an awful lot of mail out there in the world that is
tagged 8859-1, but actually contains Windows CP1252. I think our heuristic
is that if it *says* 8859-1 but contains C1 entities (x81-9f) then it must be
CP1252... Yuck. Mailers should tag it like it is.


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