Re: Euro character in ISO

From: Geoffrey Waigh (
Date: Wed Jul 12 2000 - 00:55:44 EDT

On Tue, 11 Jul 2000, Robert A. Rosenberg wrote:
> 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.

Except that would break all the systems that understand that C1 "junk,"
and a number of systems do so because they are adhering to other
ISO standards. If you are going to force someone to change their
datastreams to something new, they might as well go to some flavour
of Unicode anyways.

"tilting at terminal emulators, err windmills."

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