Re: OEM codepages in Windows (was: Japanese Windows Code Page?)

From: Frank da Cruz (
Date: Sat Feb 12 2000 - 10:20:26 EST

Piotr Trzcionkowski wrote:
> Frank da Cruz wrote:
> > The encoding used almost universally in Poland is not
> > CP852, nor Windows Latin-2, nor anything else you might expect. It's a
> > home-grown PC Code Page called Mazovia, which is a version of CP437 with
> > minimal substitutions to represent Polish.
> It's rather nonsense what you wrote. Really, Mazowia WAS polish "standard"
> done that, or similar, way. It was used many years ago...
Old "standards" have a long life. My information comes from Poland, where
several companies have independently required that we add support for Mazovia
to the most recent versions of our products.

> > Bulgaria has a similar situation, but they call their code page CP856
> > instead of making up a name for it as the Poles did.
> I think it is history :-)))
The same story there.

- Frank

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