Re: Indian Rupee Sign to be chosen today

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Sat Jun 26 2010 - 21:13:04 CDT

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    On 6/26/2010 5:41 PM, Doug Ewell wrote:
    > Regarding the inability to distinguish 8859-15 heuristically from
    > 8859-1, I understand the problem when there are no tags or other
    > hints, or for cases like Windows-1252 text declared to be 8859-1, but
    > it seems unlikely to me that there is much text encoded in 8859-1 (or
    > Windows-1252) that is tagged as 8859-15. I would think in a case like
    > that, it might make sense to trust the tag. I suspect the problem of
    > unreliable declarations is greater for most other tuples of
    > (declared-encoding, actual-encoding).

    this is an interesting concept, i.e. that the reliability of the tag
    being correct might well depend on the value of the tag. I wonder
    whether that type of probability is being considered at all when making
    the decision to trust auto-recognition over tag value.


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