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Re: windows-XXXX and cpXXXX

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: windows-XXXX and cpXXXX
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 21:18:57 +0200

> From: Kenichi Handa <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 21:38:01 +0900
> Cc: address@hidden
> Please note that even in the latest code, Emacs doesn't know
> about cp1252.  It knows only windows-1252.
> Emacs currently knows these windows-* coding sysmtems:
>   windows-1250 windows-1251 windows-1252 windows-1253
>   windows-1254 windows-1255 windows-1256 windows-1257 windows-1258
> and these cp* coding systems:
>   cp437 cp720 cp737 cp775 cp850 cp851 cp852 cp855 cp857 cp860
>   cp861 cp862 cp863 cp864 cp865 cp866 cp869 cp874 cp1125
> But it seems that windows-XXXX are quite frequently called
> as cpXXXX(*).  If so, I'll register cpXXXXs as alises of the
> corresponding windows-XXXXs, ok?

Won't that increase the confusion, which is IMHO already too high,
between codepage.el and code-pages.el?  The cpXXX encodings you listed
above are for DOS only, so it is okay to call them cp*.

> Note (*): IANA doesn't lists cpXXXX.  It lists only cpXXXs
> as an alias of IBMXXXs.  And, I've never seen an complaint
> saying that Emacs doesn't know about IBMXXX.

That's because DOS never pretended to be a net-connected platform, so
it was unimportant to say what encoding you worked in, since your
machine was stand-alone anyway.

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