Re: DEC multilingual code page, ISO 8859-1, etc.

From: John Cowan (
Date: Wed Mar 29 2000 - 17:34:20 EST

Frank da Cruz scripsit:

> A standard character set is one that is in the ISO Register -- the IANA
> registry doesn't count. (I realize that Unicoders have problems with the
> ISO Register, but it's all there is.)

The ISO IR is just as full of junk as the IANA registry: many things in it
are standards only in the diseased brain of the proposer (not the registrar).


Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis um dies! || John Cowan <> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)

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