CP1252 bug or different versions?

From: Jerko Marovic (jerko.marovic@zg.tel.hr)
Date: Sat Mar 25 2000 - 11:58:11 EST


 
I have a question probably for someone from Microsoft:

In the Codepage 1252 table on the Microsoft site
         http://www.microsoft.com/GLOBALDEV/Reference/sbcs/1252.htm
the following characters are included:
 
8A = U+0160 : LATIN CAPITAL LETTER S WITH CARON [Š]
8E = U+017D : LATIN CAPITAL LETTER Z WITH CARON [Ž]
9A = U+0161 : LATIN SMALL LETTER S WITH CARON [š]
9E = U+017E : LATIN SMALL LETTER Z WITH CARON [ž]

If I remember correctly, they were included because they are sometimes used in Finnish as a substitute for Sh, Zh, sh, zh respectively, found only in loanwords, to be consistent with otherwise regular rule of Finnish orthography - one letter for one sound. They are also used in the American convention for phonetic transcription (not IPA of course, how could it be :) ).

The problem is (on my Win98 system), that while 8A [Š] and 9A [š] can be found in the Character Map applet and are correctly displayed in all applications (e.g. Notepad), 8E [Ž] and 9E [ž] seem to be non-existent and are instead displayed by that irritating quadrangle.

However, if I open the text file using IE5 and set the correct encoding, everything is OK! It is not a font question because these fonts include [Ž] and [ž] for the Central European CP1250 anyway.

Do Windows and IE use different codepage table files or what?

Jerko Marovic,
Croatia



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