Re: New FAQ page

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Fri Oct 12 2007 - 23:01:15 CDT

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    Peter Constable <petercon at microsoft dot com> wrote:

    > Actually, I think what's happening is that "?" is used as the default
    > code page mapping for characters not supported in a code page. So, if
    > an app takes Unicode data and pumps it into (say) code page 1252, then
    > a character like U+0915 will map into 0x3F "?".

    This is explicitly specified in the "best fit" mappings on the Unicode
    site, which are based on .NET behavior, as Peter knows:

    CPINFO 1 0x3f 0x003f ;Single Byte CP, Default Char = Question Mark

    Doug Ewell * Fullerton, California, USA * RFC 4645 * UTN #14

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