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Re: Codepage

From: Frank Ellermann <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>
Date: Sun, 03 Oct 2004 15:50:31 +0200
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <416003A7.5CF1@xyzzy.claranet.de>

David Gimeno i Ayuso wrote:

> I'm using codepage ibm850

You probably use pc-multilingual-850+euro (aka ibm00858), see
also <http://www.iana.org/assignments/charset-reg/IBM00858> ;-)

> Will you support it in the future?

It's not exactly the most popular charset in the world.  You're
better off if you switch to "codepage 1004", and like 850 this
is not really 1004 on OS/2, but plain simple windows-1252.  Old
browsers claiming to support Latin-1 often in fact support this
windows-1252 beast.

If you need the box drawing characters of 858 (ex-850) use a
translator like <http://purl.net/xyzzy/kex/xhtml.kex>, but old
browsers can't handle this stuff.  Lynx on OS/2 is one of the
few browsers supporting ex-850.  Does it work with Windows ?
In theory they know OEM 858, but the official name for 858 is
"pc-multilingual-850+euro".
                             Bye, Frank
Received on Sunday, 3 October 2004 13:57:07 GMT

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