Re: PETSCII mapping?

From: Michael Everson <>
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2017 01:13:46 +0100

I agree with Rebecca. It’s going to be a handful of characters, used by the handful of people who use legacy character sets. Those people exist (I run Mac OS 9 regularly because it’s necessary for some of my work) and since some of these legacy characters are encoded, it makes sense to make sure all of them are. It’s no harm to the standard to support them.

Asmus is right. It needs a proposal.

> On 5 Apr 2017, at 23:14, Asmus Freytag (c) <> wrote:
> On 4/5/2017 2:25 PM, Rebecca T wrote:
>> > If there's a credible need to convert files between Unicode-based systems and
>> > those using PETSCII
>> There is! It’s called “sharing textual information” and it’s how our society
>> functions. Can we afford to blithely abandon data from the best selling
>> computer in history [1] because nobody cared to standardize its?
> There's no need for inflammatory rhetoric.
> If you believe there is a credible need, then it should be easy to document that as part of a proposal.
> Nothing gets decided by the UTC unless there's a proposal on the table.
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