8-bit ASCII

From: Hart, Edwin F. (Edwin.Hart@jhuapl.edu)
Date: Tue Feb 20 2001 - 12:23:18 EST

I am unsure if "8-bit ASCII" is a well-defined term. "ASCII" implies
X3.4-1986 and the 7-bit ASCII code. It was my intention for ISO/IEC 8859-1
to be the 8-bit ASCII standard. When the US adopted ISO 8859-1 as a US
standard (ANSI/ISO 8859-1), as editor I asked ANSI to add "(8-bit ASCII)" to
the end of the title. I never purchased a copy to see if ANSI did this.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Cathy Wissink [mailto:cwissink@microsoft.com]
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The people who are responsible for this text have been made aware of the
problem. This will be updated for WindowsXP.


-----Original Message-----
From: DougEwell2@cs.com [mailto:DougEwell2@cs.com]
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In a message dated 2001-02-20 04:21:49 Pacific Standard Time,

> Even 8-bit ASCII is a correct term meaning ISO-8859-1.

I would question that. Understandable, yes, but not really correct.

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