This list has previously told me that the characters 0x80 - 0x9F in
ISO 8859-1 are a particular set of control characters from ISO 6429.
I also see that the ISO 8859-1 mapping published on unicode.org maps
these characters into the Unicode characters with the same code
I now see that ISO 8859-1 actually says
"The shaded positions [0x00-0x1f og 0x7f-0x9f] correspond to
bit combinations that do not represent graphic characters.
Their use is outside the scope of ISO 8859; it is specifies
in other International Standards, for example ISO 646 or
and I find other sources which say that ISO 8859 does not define any
control characters at all, and that users of it must themselves choose
a set of characters to use in this range.
I find this a little confusing and would like to know whether there
really is a fixed, normative interpretation of this character range.
-- Lars Marius Garshol, Ontopian <URL: http://www.ontopia.net > ISO SC34/WG3, OASIS GeoLang TC <URL: http://www.garshol.priv.no >
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