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Re: Windows and Mac character encoding questions

From: Mark Davis <mark.davis@jtcsv.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 16:40:50 -0800
Message-ID: <007d01c415ef$a72c1e70$88d52b09@DAVIS1>
To: <aphillips@webmethods.com>, "marlene@marstan.com (by way of Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>)" <marlene@mail.marstan.com>, <www-international@w3.org>

Some more details. Usually, by 'extension' one means a superset of the mappings.
windows-1252 is formally disjoint from iso-8859-1 -- not a superset -- since it
has mappings for 0x80..0x9F which are different from iso-8859-1's mappings for
the same bytes.

In practice, however, the bytes 0x80..0x9F in iso-8859-1 are so rarely used that
most people treat windows-1252 as an extension of iso-8859-1.

Mark
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Addison Phillips [wM]" <aphillips@webmethods.com>
To: "marlene@marstan.com (by way of Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>)"
<marlene@mail.marstan.com>; <www-international@w3.org>
Sent: Mon, 2004 Mar 29 12:18
Subject: RE: Windows and Mac character encoding questions


>
> Hi Marlene,
>
> Yes, it is. Windows 1252 is an extension of ISO-8859-1 (Latin-1).
>
> Best Regards,
>
> Addison
>
> Addison P. Phillips
> Director, Globalization Architecture
> webMethods | Delivering Global Business Visibility
> http://www.webMethods.com
> Chair, W3C Internationalization (I18N) Working Group
> Chair, W3C-I18N-WG, Web Services Task Force
> http://www.w3.org/International
>
> Internationalization is an architecture.
> It is not a feature.
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: www-international-request@w3.org
> > [mailto:www-international-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of
> > marlene@marstan.com (by way of Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>)
> > Sent: lundi 29 mars 2004 14:46
> > To: www-international@w3.org
> > Subject: Re: Windows and Mac character encoding questions
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Is the default character encoding for Windows in the US and
> > Western Europe
> > windows-1252?
> >
> > Thank You,
> > Marlene
> >
>
>
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