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Re: LYNX-DEV Charset names in ac105

From: Leonid Pauzner
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Charset names in ac105
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 1998 21:05:46 +0300 (MSK)

> > that's about "Other ISO Latin" aka x-iso-8859-other ?
> >
> > Seems it should gone since we have all 1-9 ISO 8859 entity sets
> > (and even #10, unknown for,
> > more tables may be included later (if required and registered).
> I guess (a wild guess) this was meant as a rather "generic" table that
> contains characters common to ASCII and all ISO-8859-x charsets, no?
> Hynek

No, it works *exactly* as "7 bit approximation".
[the only difference - it calls "nbsp" and "soft-hyphen" directly,
but "7 bit approximation" do translate it properly anyway.]

Anno Domini, it come from "before unicode" scheme.

First ans last note - between 2-5 and 2-6:

> 06-14-96
> * Updated the help files, and lynx.hlp concerning the character
>   set handling. - FM
> * Changed the -jpn switch to a generic -raw switch, and the LYK_JPN_TOGGLE
>   ('@') to a generic LYK_RAW_TOGGLE.  The toggling also can be done via
>   the 'o'ptions menu, in conjunction with selecting character sets.  See
>   the comments about CHARACTER_SET in userdefs.h and lynx.cfg for more
>   information.  The toggle determines whether raw 8-bit characters in the
>   document are assumed to be ISO-8859-1, and therefore translated for the
>   non-"ISO Latin 1" character sets based on their LYCharSets.c arrays, or
>   are assumed to match the character set (e.g, 8-bit ISO-8859-2 when the
>   "ISO Latin 2" set is selected, or Kanji when a CJK set is selected) and
>   therefore processed raw.  Use raw or CJK mode when you know the charset
>   of the document is a match to your selected character set, but no header
>   or suffix has indicated that the charset is not ISO-8859-1. Be careful
>   about this when "Other ISO Latin" is selected, since the document could
>   be, e.g., ISO-8859-3, but you are using, e.g., ISO-8859-5. - FM
> * Added "Other ISO Latin", "Chinese", "Japanese (EUC)", "Japanese (SJIS)",
>   "Korean", and "Taipei (Big5)", character sets, which presently translate
>   8-bit ISO-8859-1 named and numeric entities to 7-bit approximations, and
>   added a default "CHARACTER_SET" definition in userdefs.h, complementary
>   to that in lynx.cfg. - FM

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