Re: Euro character in ISO

From: Robert A. Rosenberg (
Date: Wed Jul 12 2000 - 13:15:31 EDT

At 04:27 AM 07/12/2000 -0800, Michael Everson wrote:
>Ar 18:19 -0800 2000-07-11, scríobh Robert A. Rosenberg:
> >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.
>Excuse me, but that is not appropriate. The ISO/IEC 8859 series is
>conformant with ISO/IEC 2022, and protocols which adhere to that standard
>should not be compromised by what you suggest.
> >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
> >CP-1252).
>The problem is that some companies do/did not correctly identify their code
>pages. The world can live with Latin-1 and CP-1252. It shouldn't have to
>live with CP-1252 being identified as Latin-1.

Which is what I am saying when I talk about admitting that you are using
CP-1252 not
ISO-8859-1 (in your MIME/HTML headers) at least in the case where there are
glyphs in the
x80-x9F range in use. If a system can claim US-ASCII if no codes in the
x80-xFF range appear and ISO-8859-1 otherwise (as many MUAs do), it should
have the smarts to claim CP-1252 if in its scan it found a x80-x9F glyph).

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