character sets (was: ConGermanicRomanceLang?)
|From:||Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Monday, December 11, 2000, 20:06|
At 8:07 pm -0500 10/12/00, John Cowan wrote:
>On Sun, 10 Dec 2000, Andrew Chaney wrote:
>> I'm betting it's eth or thorn (I can never remember which is which).
I'd guessed that.
>Because the U.S./Western European Windows character set, CP1252, is an
>upward compatible extension of the ISO character set 8859-1 (Latin-1),
>and therefore handles the official languages of Western European
>countries, including Iceland. (It doesn't handle Welsh, though.)
Even tho Welsh has had official status as a national language for some time
>Apple, OTOH, didn't bother to make MacRoman handle Icelandic, and had
>to devise a separate character set, MacIcelandic, to do so.
Ah, like Micro$oft didn't bother to make _Western_ European Windows handle
Welsh? (And if you west from Wales you fall straight into the sea :)
A mind which thinks at its own expense
will always interfere with language.
[J.G. Hamann 1760]