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

From: John Cowan (
Date: Tue May 25 2004 - 08:55:48 CDT

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    Doug Ewell scripsit:

    > > So is [VIQR] a 7-bit encoding, or a scheme layered on top of ASCII?
    > It's a scheme layered on top of ASCII
    > > 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).

    Ah. And on what principle do you distinguish them? The IETF clearly
    treats them both as charsets, within its definitions.

    John Cowan
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