KOI-7 (was: Re: VISCII)

From: Doug Ewell (dewell@adelphia.net)
Date: Tue May 25 2004 - 10:38:13 CDT

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    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:
    > http://www.columbia.edu/kermit/koi7.html
    > 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.

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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