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RE: WE8DEC

From: Timothy Greenwood <tgreenwood@openmarket.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 10:26:27 -0500
Message-ID: <8061342765D7D4118FC100508B692F7002520DEE@newman.openmarket.com>
To: "'Barry Caplan'" <bcaplan@i18n.com>, John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>, "A. Vine" <andrea.vine@sun.com>
Cc: www-international@w3c.org, I18n Prog List <i18n-prog@yahoogroups.com>
I would be 98% certain that WE8DEC is the old DEC MCS. Someone from Oracle
coud give you 100%. DEC MCS was a precursor to 8859/1. It was developed in
1982 and introduced on the Rainbow and Profession PCs and also the VT200
series terminals. It was almost a subset of 8859/1, the latter filled in 15
spoaces reserved for future standardization and replaced 5 low use
characters. 

Tim - ex I18N guy at DEC.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Barry Caplan [mailto:bcaplan@i18n.com]
> Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2001 12:44 AM
> To: John Cowan; A. Vine
> Cc: www-international@w3c.org; I18n Prog List
> Subject: Re: WE8DEC
> 
> 
> John,
> 
> Maybe it is just me, but I don't see anything on WE8DEC at 
> that site. I 
> think there are a bunch of these *DEC char sets available during the 
> install of Oracle (I could be wrong about that), so I would 
> not be too 
> comfrotable that the DEC char set on that page (DECMCS) is 
> the same w/o 
> further research.
> 
> Barry
> 
> At 11:47 PM 11/9/2001 -0500, John Cowan wrote:
> >A. Vine scripsit:
> >
> > > Sorry for the spam, but I'm looking for information on 
> WE8DEC, like a 
> > chart or
> > > character map and maybe some usage information.
> >
> >Sounds like the DEC Multinational character set, an ancestor 
> of 8859-1.
> >There's a character map available at Mark Leisher's site:
> >http://crl.nmsu.edu/~mleisher/csets.html
> >
> > > Or maybe it's not a charset, but just plays one on screen?
> >
> >If it is what I think, it was used by internationalized 
> VT220 terminals.
> >
> >--
> >John Cowan           http://www.ccil.org/~cowan              
> cowan@ccil.org
> >Please leave your values        |       Check your 
> assumptions.  In fact,
> >    at the front desk.           |          check your 
> assumptions at the 
> > door.
> >      --sign in Paris hotel      |            --Miles Vorkosigan
> 
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