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codepage.el: Codepage Mapping, Latin-7

From: Reiner Steib
Subject: codepage.el: Codepage Mapping, Latin-7
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 15:35:57 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)


from lisp/international/codepage.el:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
;; Support for the Windows 12xx series of codepages that MS has
;; butchered from the ISO-8859 specs. This does not add support for
;; the extended characters that MS has added in the 128 - 159 coding
;; range, only translates those characters that can be expressed in
;; the corresponding iso-8859 charset.

;; Codepage Mapping:
;; Windows-1250: ISO-8859-2 (Central Europe) - differs in some positions
;; Windows-1251: ISO-8859-5 (Cyrillic)       - differs wildly
;; Windows-1252: ISO-8859-1 (West Europe)    - exact match
;; Windows-1253: ISO-8859-7 (Greek)          - differs in some positions
;; Windows-1254: ISO-8859-9 (Turkish)        - exact match
;; Windows-1255: ISO-8859-8 (Hebrew)         - exact match
;; Windows-1256: ISO-8859-6 (Arabic)         - half match
;; Windows-1257: ISO-8859-4 (Baltic)         - differs, future Latin-7
;; Windows-1258: VISCII (Vietnamese)         - Completely different
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

I think "exact match" is a little bit misleading, because
e.g. Windows-1252 is a superset of ISO-8859-1.  When reading the
comment on the "128 - 159 coding range" carefully it becomes more
clear the mapping table only refers to ISO-8859 code points.

BTW: The comment in `codepage.el' says that Latin-7 isn't official and
the it's not supported by Emacs.  This doesn't seem to be correct

,----[ codepage.el ]
| ;; Since Latin-7 is not yet official, and Emacs does not support it,
| ;; provide translation between Windows-1257 and Latin-4 the best we
| ;; can.

,----[ code-pages.el ]
| ;; used by lt_LT, lv_LV, mi_NZ
| ;;;###autoload(autoload-coding-system 'iso-8859-13 '(require 'code-pages))
| (cp-make-coding-system
|  iso-latin-7
| [...]
|  "Unicode-based encoding for Latin-7 (MIME: ISO-8859-13)"
|  ?l) ;; Lithuanian/Latvian
| (coding-system-put 'iso-latin-7 'mime-charset 'iso-8859-13)
| (define-coding-system-alias 'iso-8859-13 'iso-latin-7)
| (define-coding-system-alias 'latin-7 'iso-latin-7)

Bye, Reiner.
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