Re: Euro character in ISO

From: Robert A. Rosenberg (
Date: Tue Jul 11 2000 - 22:17:53 EDT

At 15:30 -0800 on 07/11/00, Asmus Freytag wrote about Re: Euro
character in ISO:

>There has been an attempt to create a series of 'touched up' 8859
>standards. The problem with these is that you get all the issues of
>character set confusion that abound today with e.g. Windows CP 1252
>mistaken for 8895-1 with a vengeance:

The problem would go away if the ISO would get their heads out of
their a$$ and drop the C1 junk from the NEW 'TOUCHED UP" 8859s and
put the CP125x codes there.
Then when you said you used 8859-21 you'd get CP-1252 and Windows
would no longer need to lie (or tell the truth by admitting it is

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