Re: CP1252 under Unix

From: Keld Jørn Simonsen (
Date: Sat Mar 25 2000 - 07:48:03 EST

From an Internet IETF point of view, there are only a few
charsets that are recommended for use with HTTP,
including the iso-8859 series, UTF-8, and JIS.
cp1252 is not amongst them, as there is not registered
charse with IANA with this name, and I doubt that it ever be

My advice would be for cp1252 pages, that the be either marked as
iso-8859-1 and then the extra characters be given with their
decimal &xxxx; UCS code, or they be encoded in UTF-8.

Just putting cp1252 out on the line, as done by
major players like MS Word, is against IETF policies
and recommendations.


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