Re: http charset labelling

Gavin Nicol (
Thu, 8 Feb 1996 02:14:50 -0500

Date: Thu, 8 Feb 1996 02:14:50 -0500
From: Gavin Nicol <>
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In-Reply-To: <> (message from Masataka Ohta on Wed, 7 Feb 96 11:46:52 JST)
Subject: Re: http charset labelling

>Because of duplicated shape of 'A' for Latin and Greek capital
>letter 'A' and alpha, and because of duplicated encoding of Big5,
>encoding information, in general, is no fix for unique conversion
>from shape on a paper to internal code.
Nor should there be. People map from a glyph to a *character*, which
is quite different to a character code. I have enough trouble mapping
some glyphs to characters. God forbid that I have to memorize the
character codes as well!