Re: Stateful encoding mechanisms

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Thu May 19 2005 - 19:59:42 CDT

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    To preempt the nitpickers...

    > The presence of the byte sequence <1B 24 42> in an ISO 2022 text stream
    > *alters* the interpretation of an immediately following 0x46 byte
    > from being LATIN CAPITAL LETTER F to being the initial byte of
    > a two byte Shift-JIS encoding of the Japanese ideograph for
                 JIS encoding (not Shift-JIS encoding)
    > 'hi' "day", and sets a state changing the interpretation of all
    > subsequent bytes in the stream (until the next escape sequence).

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