Re: cp1252 decoder implementation

From: Philippe Verdy <>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 06:42:53 +0100

But may be we could ask to Microsoft to map officially C1 controls on the
remaining holes of windows-1252, to help improve the interoperability in
HTML5 with a predictable and stable behavior across HTML5 applications. In
that case the W3C needs not doing anything else and there's no need to
update the IANA registry.

2012/11/21 Murray Sargent <>

> Phillipe commented: (even if later Microsoft decides to map some other
> characters in its own "windows-1252" charset, like it did several times and
> notably when the Euro symbol was mapped).****
> ** **
> Personal opinion, but Id be very surprised if Microsoft ever changed the
> 1252 charset. The euro was added back in 1999 when code pages were still
> used a lot. Code pages in general are pretty much irrelevant today except
> for reading legacy documents. They are virtually never used internally in
> modern software. UTF-8,UTF-16, and UTF-32 are what are used these days.
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