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Re: [i18n-prog] RE: WE8DEC

From: by way of Martin Duerst <peter.linsley@oracle.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 10:05:24 +0900
Message-Id: <4.2.0.58.J.20011114100514.04333200@localhost>
To: www-international@w3.org
Hello,

Just to confirm that the Oracle Character Set WE8DEC is indeed DEC MCS.

Regards,

Peter

Oracle Corporation

Disclaimer: all opinions expressed here are my own and do not
necessarily represent those of Oracle Corporation.


Bob Verbrugge <bverbrug@redwood.nl> wrote:
 > 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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