Re: Euro character in ISO

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Wed Jul 12 2000 - 02:01:36 EDT

Oh no, here comes a flame war.

Robert A. Rosenberg <> wrote:

> 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.

The problem would be just beginning for all the users of terminals and
terminal emulators that apparently rely on C1 control codes. These
folks argue that UTF-8 is defective because it sends bytes in the range
0x80 to 0x9F to their terminal when no C1 code was intended, and/or
because real C1 sequences are prefaced by 0xC2. Some even go so far
as to claim that an 8-bit character set is not "legitimate" unless it
supports ISO 2022 and therefore C1. Try telling these people that C1
characters are "junk."

-Doug Ewell
 Fullerton, California

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