Re: _Unicode_code_page_and_?.net

From: Richard Wordingham <>
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 08:51:30 +0100

On Tue, 30 Jul 2013 22:02:10 -0700
Stephan Stiller <> wrote:

> On 7/30/2013 3:27 PM, Asmus Freytag wrote:
> > architectures that depended on swapping character sets (code
> > pages) in mid stream
> I thought systems were usually married to a particular code page. I'm
> wondering where (historically) you'd actually change to a different
> code page mid-stream.

ISO 2022 allows it. For historical reasons, the emacs input method
definitions are full of such code switches. If you don't count such
swiches as code page switches, then with a metaphorical meaning,
browsers, e-mail clients and many editors can simultaneously handle
files in different encodings. For example, emacs can simultaneously hold
different files in 8-bit encodings without converting to a common

As a final example, the Windows command console can switch code page

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