Re: Terminology question re ASCII

From: Jukka K. Korpela <>
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:14:59 +0200

2013-10-29 9:31, Janusz S. Bien wrote:

> Years ago on this very list there was already a similar thread. If I
> remeber well, the author or co-author of the US standard more or less
> equivalent to ISO Latin-1 has said that the draft of the standard had
> title "8-bit ASCII".

It was in 2001, and the discussion can still be found via general search
engines. The initial message was
and there Edwin F. Hart, former Chairman of US L2 Committee for Codes
and Character Sets, wrote:

“When the US adopted ISO 8859-1 as a US standard (ANSI/ISO 8859-1), as
editor I asked ANSI to add "(8-bit ASCII)" to the end of the title.”

However, as the thread shows, the proposal was rejected. The only
standard that has “ASCII” in its name is *the* ASCII standard.

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