On Thu, 27 Jun 2002, Keld Jørn Simonsen wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 27, 2002 at 11:59:14AM +0200, Lars Marius Garshol wrote:
> > 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.
> > [snip]
> > 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
> > ISO 6429."
> > [snip]
> > I find this a little confusing and would like to know whether there
> > really is a fixed, normative interpretation of this character range.
> What people usually use is ISO 6429, this is eg what is used in
> IETF charset definitions for the iso-8859 series.
> Kind regards
Thursday, June 27, 2002
There is also ISO 6630 "Additional Control Functions for Bibliographic
Use". It defines 13 control codes which in 8 bit environments are in the
80 to 9F range. I do not know how widely they are used.
Jim Agenbroad ( jage@LOC.gov )
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