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Re: [i18n-prog] RE: WE8DEC

From: Bob Verbrugge <bverbrug@redwood.nl>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 08:27:36 +0100
Message-ID: <007901c16c14$ab33a9c0$66021f0a@dev.redwood.nl>
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>
Same opinion here.

Bob - ex I18N guy at Oracle.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Timothy Greenwood 
  To: 'Barry Caplan' ; John Cowan ; A. Vine 
  Cc: www-international@w3c.org ; I18n Prog List 
  Sent: Monday, November 12, 2001 4:26 PM
  Subject: [i18n-prog] RE: WE8DEC


  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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