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

From: Robert A. Rosenberg (
Date: Fri Feb 11 2000 - 13:10:00 EST

At 04:23 PM 02/10/2000 -0800, Tony Harminc wrote:
>The only reason for all this trouble over misuse of the C1 controls
>is because the architecture of a particular IBM display terminal, the
>3270, required that the range 00-3F and FF were control characters.

So? There is no two-way conversion between the glyphs in EBCDIC (the code
for the 3270 and IBM 360/370/390 mainframes) and ASCII based codes
(ISO-8859-x) so why care about reserving 64 control codes instead of only
32 (The extra 32 EBCDIC CCs do not exist in ASCII anyway). Just Add extra
glyphs (including the "missing ones") into the C1 range.

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