Polish codepages

From: R.C. Bakhuizen van den Brink [Rein] (dziewon@xs4all.nl)
Date: Fri Feb 11 2000 - 11:58:08 EST

Cze, Piotr

I don't quite follow you. You don't seem to be happy with the fact
that ISO-8859-2 was proclaimed the Polish standard [Polska Norma]
You had rather preferred Windows 1250 to be the PN??

No matter what, your own website uses both 8859-2 [and not Win1250!]
and UTF-16 which is quite confusing to me since there are no 'warnings'
that I have to expect the UTF-16 pages ;)

pozdrowienia, Rein



Rein Bakhuizen van den Brink URL http://www.xs4all.nl/~dziewon +00-31-71-5212950 [voice] /-5234587 [fax] P.O.Box 749, NL-2300 AS Leiden ISO-8859-2 ʣӦ 󶼿

On Fri, 11 Feb 2000, Piotr Trzcionkowski wrote: > > >It's rather nonsense what you wrote. Really, Mazowia WAS polish "standard" done that, or similar, way. It was used many years ago, when Dos hasn't support for cp-852 and some, rather short, time after. Later, we, exactly our national standard organization, defined PN-x?x?x (pol. Polska Norma) based on iso-8859-2. It was strange because no popular system didn't support that standard and on a marketplace were available systems, which provide good support for the polish characters by other coding. So, we was using many standards as cp-852, cp-1250, but no that defined ! When Internet was popularized the same happened with iso-8859 . By my oversight :-), some administrators "decided" to use ONLY iso-8859-2. They had enough time to watch users that they must use their (adms) strange standard. Of course they aren't competence to change coding standard at most popular operating system, so NOW in reality, still most popular is cp-1250. Using Unicode on forums controlled by Unix, mostly academic, fanatics is PROHIBITED ! After my news articles in utf-8 one of ignorant, add rule to his cancelbot.>

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