Re: C1 controls and terminals (was: Re: Euro character in ISO)

From: Erik van der Poel (
Date: Thu Jul 13 2000 - 14:08:15 EDT

Frank da Cruz wrote:
> Yes, but I was thinking more about the ISO 2022 invocation features than the
> designation ones: LS2, LS3, LS1R, LS2R, LS3R, SS2, and SS3 are C1 controls.
> The situation *could* arise where these would be used prior to announcing
> (or switching to) UTF-8. In this case, the end-user would have to configure
> the software in advance to know whether the incoming byte stream is UTF-8.

Shouldn't the UTF-8 segment switch back to ISO 2022 before invoking any
of those C1 controls? This way, the decoder wouldn't have to know UTF-8,
and could skip over it reliably.


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