Re: Is there a UTF that allows ISO 8859-1?

From: Keld J|rn Simonsen (
Date: Sat Sep 05 1998 - 18:09:15 EDT

There are a number of representations of full ISO 10646 that could
be characterized as UTFs where the coding of the most used characters
is for example in a 8-bit coded character set like iso-9958-1
iso-8859-2 iso-8859-6 or iso-8859-7 and then other characters outside
the repertoire used for encoding is transformed into a representation
in the coded character set in use.

One example is HTML, which can be labeled by the charset parameter, and
then characters outside the repertoire can be referenced as per rfc2070
via the &#ddddd; notation.

Another is rfc1345 which can be used with all MIME specifications
where characters outside the encoding charset can be refereced
eg like &_Uxxxx_ , usig UCS hex codes.


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