From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Oct 10 2004 - 19:21:29 CST
Not really a Unicode issue....
And not really a bug. Whether one calls the first item #0 or #1 is a
regional or technical matter that is honestly somethind that does not
matter. International standards (like 8859), football fans ("we're #!!"),
and elevators (floor 1 in e.g. the US, floor 0 in e.g. Sweden) are all
arbitrary ways of numbering something.
Now, since the 8859 standard is an 8-bit standard that is documented a
calling them b1 through b8, it is obvious what their decision was. the only
"bug" here is one of user expectations if anyone does not accept their
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cristian Secarã" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, October 10, 2004 7:01 PM
Subject: bit notation in ISO-8859-x is wrong
> The bit notation in ISO-8859-x series of standards are noted b8 ... b1.
> What notation is that ? Normally it should be b7 ... b0.
> For example, in ISO-8859-15 there is a table that says that b1 equals
> 1. This is wrong: 2^1=2, not 1. It should be b0 instead, where 2^0=1.
> The same mistake is in ISO-8859-14, the same in ISO-8859-14 and most
> likely in all 8859 series.
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