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Re: Registration of new charset: Windows-1252

From: <ned.freed@innosoft.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000 12:15:42 -0800 (PST)
To: Chris Wendt <christw@microsoft.com>
Cc: Alexander Voropay <a.voropay@globalone.ru>, ietf-charsets@iana.org
Message-id: <01JL5S0Z2QT00001EL@MAUVE.INNOSOFT.COM>
> There is no value in registering all the different names that have been
> given to this charsets in various publications, unless there is at least
> intent but better yet an implementation using this name for MIME content
> labeling.

Yes, but it can nearly impossible to tell if something has progressed from
description to actual use. The Internet is just too large to make these
sorts of assessments any more.

> The sites you point out do not indicate that the given name is intended to
> be directly used as a MIME charset label.

I've seen CP1252 and I believe IBM-1252 used in MIME charset fields.

Received on Wednesday, 26 January 2000 15:23:50 UTC

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