RE: CP1252 under Unix

From: Rick McGowan (
Date: Sat Mar 25 2000 - 02:34:05 EST

Chris Pratley said...

> I do not see many new character encodings being defined these days,
> do you?

All the new character encodings I see are coming out of The Standards Body:
ISO is the biggest modern culprit in the race to produce yet more different
character encodings... presumably an infinite number of new parts of 8859
will be forthcoming, all of which are incredible time sinks.

In the real world of companies that are producing software and trying to
interoperate with everyone else, nobody wants anything to do with new
character encodings. Not from where I can see. At one time they may have
been an advantage, but not anymore.

> if cp-1252 on the net is such a problem for Unix (Mac?) users,
> no one is rushing to fix the browsing experience

Hey, I'm running Unix... As far as CP-1252, the one and only problem that I
*ever* see with it (again, from where I sit) is that it is most often
identified as 8859-1, but isn't.



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