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Re: Displaying bytes

From: Ulrich Mueller
Subject: Re: Displaying bytes
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2009 01:16:46 +0100

>>>>> On Thu, 26 Nov 2009, Reiner Steib wrote:

>>> I'm not sure.  As it seems that windows-1252 is a superset of
>>> iso-8859-1, 

> It is, yes.

They are identical, except for the range from 0x80 to 0x9f, where
ISO-8859-1 assigns control characters [1]. Look into the log file of
an xterm (TERM=xterm-8bit) and you'll see them.

>> I wonder why one would even *think* of changing Emacs's default to
>> a Microsoft proprietary "code page". :-(

> Just because it has "windows" in its name? IIRC it is registered at

Yes, in the "vendor" range [2], together with all variants of EBCDIC
that ever existed. ;-)

Whereas ISO-8859-1 is an official ISO standard.


[1] ftp://ftp.unicode.org/Public/MAPPINGS/ISO8859/8859-1.TXT
[2] http://www.iana.org/assignments/character-sets

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