From: Doug Ewell (email@example.com)
Date: Tue May 25 2004 - 10:38:13 CDT
Frank da Cruz <fdc at columbia dot edu> wrote:
> 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).
Very interesting; a sort of hybrid between ASCII and KOI-7. I imagine
this version was actually more useful than "real" KOI-7, since the
ability to represent both Latin and Cyrillic (uppercase only) was more
important than being able to use lowercase.
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