Why Nothing Ever Goes Away

Doug Ewell doug at ewellic.org
Tue Oct 6 11:02:57 CDT 2015

Asmus Freytag (t) wrote:

> Nobody wanted to follow the IBM code page 437 (then still the most
> widely used single byte vendor standard).

Although to this day, the UN/LOCODE manual [1] still refers to 437 as
"the standard United States character set" and claims that it "conforms
to these ISO standards" (8859-1:1987 and 10646-1:1993).


> Also, the overloading of 0x80-0xFF by Windows did not happen all at
> once, earlier versions had left much of that space open,

And it's still not completely filled, in any of the 125x code pages
except for the quirky 1256.

Doug Ewell | http://ewellic.org | Thornton, CO ����

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