Re: Perception that Unicode is 16-bit (was: Re: Surrogate space in

From: Tex Texin (
Date: Wed Feb 21 2001 - 02:01:47 EST

128 wrongs don't make a right...
I see books and documents all the time that refer to writing out
ASCII files when they really mean plaintext. Usually they don't
know which code page they are generating.

ASCII is a very ambiguous term these days...

Roozbeh Pournader wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Feb 2001 wrote:
> > > Even 8-bit ASCII is a correct term meaning ISO-8859-1.
> >
> > I would question that. Understandable, yes, but not really correct.
> In the computer culture I grew up, 8-bit ASCII meant CP437. Every author
> called the CP437 table that was available at the end of computer books the
> ASCII table.
> --roozbeh

According to Murphy, nothing goes according to Hoyle.
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