Re: CP1252 under Unix

From: Eugene B. Byrganov (
Date: Mon Mar 27 2000 - 08:16:08 EST

Markus Kuhn wrote:

> So far, X11, the commonly used Unix GUI system did support in its
> standard fonts only ISO 8859-1. We (= loose group of XFree86 volunteers)
> are changing this at the moment, but it will take at least a year or two
> until this is really widely deployed. (There are also some architectural
> issues, because the X11 font mechanisms were not designed to efficiently
> handle sparse 16-bit fonts that contain characters in the range 0-255
> plus one at 0x20AC). Most browsers do already offer transliteration to
> ASCII as a compromise fallback. CP1252 characters become slowly
> acceptable in the Unix world, too, *IF THEY ARE PROPERLY ANNOUNCED AND
> ENCODED*, i.e. either as UTF-8 (preferred), windows-1252, or Unicode
> numeric character references in HTML.

New Raster Fonts for X are made my friend for windows-1252 character
(as winlatin-1) with Euro (0x80):

Also font has other encodes: iso8859-15, iso8859-5, windows-1251, koi8-1


С наилучшими пожеланиями, Евгений Бырганов. Best regards, Eugene Byrganov work -

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