Re: VISCII (was: Re: [BULK] - Re: MCW encoding of Hebrew)

From: Frank da Cruz (
Date: Tue May 25 2004 - 08:45:58 CDT

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    > > And what is KOI-7?
    > A true 7-bit encoding for Russian, in which Cyrillic letters (small and
    > capital respectively) were encoded in the ranges where ASCII has Latin
    > letters (capital and small respectively).
    The KOI-7 I saw when I was in the USSR in the 1980s was this one:

    This is the character set most commonly used in email between the USSR
    and Western Europe and the USA (etc), and also widely used within the USSR,
    since a great deal of computing equipment lacked Cyrillic displays and/or
    keyboards, and communication links (including e-mail) were predominantly
    7-bit (e.g. BITNET for e-mail).

    - Frank

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