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

From: Robert A. Rosenberg (
Date: Thu Feb 10 2000 - 15:34:55 EST

At 10:11 AM 02/10/2000 -0800, Rick McGowan wrote:
> > 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
>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
>CP1252... Yuck. Mailers should tag it like it is.

I fully agree. If I remember correctly, OE will use CP-1252 as its Charset
in this case. Lack of codes in the "extra" range get marked as ISO-8859-1
(I think). If it is smart enough to mark as US-ASCII (in the absence of
High ASCII), it should be able to monitor for x80-x9F too.

> Rick

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