Re: MSDN Article, Second Draft

From: Jungshik Shin (
Date: Sat Aug 21 2004 - 01:09:20 CDT

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    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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