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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. [snip]
> >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 now?
>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 :) Ray. ========================================= A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language. [J.G. Hamann 1760] =========================================