Re: Euro character in ISO

From: Jaap Pranger (
Date: Wed Jul 12 2000 - 17:25:47 EDT

At 14:49 +0200 2000.07.12, Antoine Leca wrote:

>Even if 8859-21 is defined to be exactly the same as some stage of
>CP1252, and everyone in the standardization community admits this
>as such, habits are so much entrenched, and love against Microsoft
>so rare in the Unix world, that you may bet a lot that such a
>standard will never gain wide acceptance.
>Furthermore, this is completely unnecessary, as nowadays such
>a standard exists, and it is used to be called 'charset=windows-1252'...

But the love against Microsoft in the Apple world is far less rare.
Some 23 MacRoman characters that _had_ to be mapped more
or less arbitrarily because they're not in 8859-1, may now happily
meet their counterparts in C1 of "charset=windows-1252" ;-)



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