RE: Looking for code ranges on specific languages.

From: Erkki I. Kolehmainen (
Date: Thu Jul 17 2008 - 05:41:04 CDT

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    MES-2 is part of a CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA 13873, IT - Multilingual
    European Subsets in ISO/IEC 10646-1), never meant to become a full blown
    standard per se, available at
    ingual+eur+subsets.asp. In the UCS standard ISO/IEC 10646, it is defined as
    Collection 282. IMHO, MES-2 is imperfect and somewhat outdated, but WGL4 is
    much more so.


    Erkki I. Kolehmainen
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    Lähettäjä: []
    Puolesta Otto Stolz
    Lähetetty: 17. heinäkuuta 2008 11:04
    Vastaanottaja: David Starner
    Kopio: Unicode Mailing List; Jonathan Woodburn
    Aihe: Re: Looking for code ranges on specific languages.


    David Starner schrieb:
    > if you're including Chinese, you shouldn't need to worry about
    > individual Latin-using languages; just toss in MES-2
    > (<>), which
    > will cover every major Latin/Greek/Cyrillic using language in the
    > world, at the cost of a measly 1000 characters.

    IIRC; MES 2 has not succeeded in becoming a standard, or otherwise being
    widely recognized. Does anybody know more details?

    Another, widely used, collection of pan-European characters is WGL4
    <>. Though not an
    international standard, either, it has been established as a quasi standard,
    as WGL4 capable fonts are included with every Windows system sold in Europe.

    Best wishes,
       Otto Stolz

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