From: Jungshik Shin (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Aug 21 2004 - 01:09:20 CDT
John Cowan wrote:
> Jungshik Shin scripsit:
>> The 'official' name of 'ASCII' is
>>ANSI X3.4-1968 or ISO 646 (US). While dispelling myths about Unicode,
>>I'm afraid you're spreading misinformation about what came before it.
>>The sentence that 'ANSI pushed this scope ... represents 256 characters'
>>is misleading. ANSI has nothing to do with various single, double,
>>triple byte character sets that make up single and multibyte character
> Like it or not, "ANSI" has two meanings now: the American National
> Standards Institute and a generic term for an 8-bit Windows codepage.
> Similarly, "OEM" means both an original equipment manufacturer and an
> 8-bit PC-DOS codepage.
I'm well aware of that, but I don't like the second usage at all.
Actually, I noticed recently
that even MS(DN) began to stop using 'ANSI' meaning the second
although Win32 APIs with 'A'
suffix would be here to stay.
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