[sword-devel] AmTract Encoding

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Thu Oct 25 16:20:48 MST 2007

Eeli Kaikkonen wrote:
> I still continue a bit on this issue.
>>From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8859-1:
> ISO 8859-1 is not the same as ISO-8859-1. According to article Latin1 is
> the former, not the latter. Windows-1252 is not either. "In
> Windows-1252, codes between 0x80 and 0x9F are used for letters and
> punctuation, whereas they are control codes in ISO-8859-1."

"Latin1" isn't, strictly speaking, anything. Like I said, "Latin-1" is 
informally ISO 8859-1 . "latin1" is actually registered with IANA as an 
alias for ISO-8859-1 (the character set).

Latin-1 is the basis of both ISO-8859-1 and Windows CP1252 (see the end 
of the first paragraph of that page).

> I think this is not only an annoyance but it may be a dangerous
> situation, meaning that it may not only break the visual appearance with
> wrong characters but it may cause some side effects - maybe even crash a
> program?. Therefore it is important to not give any possibility for
> confusion.

I think this is a bit alarmist. I doubt that you could find an 
application that handles the C1 control codes at all. Even if one did, 
it is difficult to imagine any kind of dangerous result of 


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